Bankers become builders for a day

Bankers become builders for a day

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by Karen Zatkulak

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KTVB.COM

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 13 at 8:27 AM

BOISE -- Thursday was the 4th Annual Day of Caring throughout the Treasure Valley.

To help out, more than 100 employees from Mountain West Bank took the day off work, and alongside other volunteers, tackled various projects in our area.

The crews helped out at 11 different locations.

In Boise, a group of 10 bankers became builders for the day. They constructed a new home for a deserving family through Habitat for Humanity.

"All of us here have nice jobs and are doing well, healthy and we want to help someone out and this is a good way to do it," said Dave Bruce with Mountain West Bank.

Volunteers say thinking about the family who will live in the home makes the hard work worth it.

"We're excited about this project, because we get to help out a family who gets to move into a house, otherwise they wouldn't be able to move into a house," said Bruce.

At the Nampa Family Shelter, shelves were built and painted.

"This is the largest endeavor we've taken on, so it's really inspiring to see how many have stepped forward to help out," said Lynn Caba with Mountain West Bank.

It's full day of volunteering for all the employees, along with additional volunteers.

"What we're doing is providing manpower mainly for projects that may not get done, if they relied on their staff alone," said Caba.

It's help in many forms for many people throughout the Treasure Valley.

"Everyone jumps in and helps out so its working out really well," said Bruce.

Some of the other projects today included work at the Boise Rescue Mission, Zoo Boise, and the Eagle City Park.

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