The beginning of 2017 was extremely challenging for Albany and southwest Georgia. Hundreds of families lost their homes when deadly storms hit the community in quick succession.
SB&T, a division of Synovus Bank, immediately stepped in to help restock the empty shelves of Second Harvest Food Bank by developing Banking on the Albany Community. SB&T contacted and partnered with 15 community banks in the area to accept donations at all 40 of the banks’ locations. During two months of donations, Banking on the Albany Community collected more than 8,400 pounds of food, which will provide more than 5,600 meals.
SB&T also partnered with Albany-native and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey to donate book bags to each of the 580 students at Synovus’ Partner in Education school, Radium Springs Elementary. Each book bag included a toiletry kit, school supplies, and a teddy bear, and helped get needed items to the children’s families while also helping life get back to normal.
In addition, Synovus/SB&T committed to Grow Albany – a partnership for replanting trees across the entire community. The storms uprooted many grand old trees that had been fixtures of the community’s landscape for decades. Grow Albany will help restore, regrow, and renew, making Albany even better than before.
Through deep local commitments, Synovus strives to be the bank that leads and strengthens every community it serves.