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United Community Bank Team to Honor 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 08, 2021
GREENVILLE, S.C. – September 8, 2021– As the country prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, United Community Bank (United) will honor 9/11 victims and heroes with acts of service in communities across their 5-state footprint. This service initiative is led by United’s Together for Good Council, a group that encourages community service throughout the bank, and is a way for United’s 2,400 employees to personally honor those impacted by the tragedy.  

“The tragic events of 9/11 impacted each of us deeply, but our nation responded by becoming more united in the months that followed. There was a generosity of spirit following 9/11 that we want to rekindle through activities like food drives, blood drives or assembling care packages for those in need,” said John W. Chastain, Jr., President of Blue Ridge, Ga. and Co-Chair for the company’s Together for Good Council.

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 many areas, volunteers will honor veterans, soldiers, or first responders by collecting donations, assembling care packages, and writing thank you letters. 
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.

“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.