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United Community Bank Team to Honor Anniversary of 9/11 with Grassroots Efforts and Donations Across their Communities

September 12, 2022
GREENVILLE, S.C. – In observance of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, employees of United Community Bank (United) are honoring 9/11 victims and heroes with acts of service in communities across their 5-state footprint. Throughout the first two weeks of September, teams across the Southeast are finding unique ways to thank their local first responders and remember those impacted by 9/11. 
 
“It’s part of our mission to help make the world a better place and our team is embracing the opportunity to recognize the heroes in our own communities. We are proud to participate in this National Day of Service that is inspired by the unified community response to 9/11 more than 20 years ago,” said John W. Chastain, Jr., President of Blue Ridge, Ga. and Co-Chair for the company’s Together for Good Council, a volunteer group of employees that encourage community service throughout the bank and has led the coordinated service efforts.
 
For the second year in a row, United Community Bank employees are encouraged to organize acts of service within their communities or participate in projects led by the Together for Good Council. In addition to the acts of service, the United Community Bank Foundation will be making a total of $25,000 in donations to local organizations that support first responders. 
 
Local activities and donations are driven by team members across the bank’s service area and include: 
 
Florida Georgia North Carolina
  • Donating to the Qualla Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Swain County Rescue Squad and STAND T.A.L.L.
  • Celebrating the kickoff of the UCB First Responders Scholarship in Clayton, N.C. This fund provides scholarships to help defray the cost barriers associated with further training and certification courses for Clayton Police, Fire and Johnston County EMS first responders. UCB expects to fund the first scholarships in early 2023. 
South Carolina Tennessee “At United Community Bank, we believe in the power of coming together for good. We encourage our teams to identify ways to positively impact others throughout the year and are proud to participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance,” added John D. Goins, Regional President for North Carolina and Co-Chair of the Together for Good Council.
 

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. United has $18.9 billion in assets and 162 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. In 2021, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the Southeast, marking seven out of the last eight years United earned the coveted award. United was also named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2020 for the fourth year in a row based on employee satisfaction. Forbes included United in its inaugural list of the World’s Best Banks in 2019 and again in 2020. Forbes also recognized United on its 2021 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the eighth consecutive year. United also received five Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2020 for excellence in Small Business Banking, including a national award for Overall Satisfaction. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.