Green Bank’s Annual Employee Volunteer Award Recognizes Bridgette Whiteing

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Green Bank’s Annual Employee Volunteer Award Recognizes Bridgette Whiteing

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$500 gift to food pantry recognizes her commitment to the community

Bridgette Whiteing, Green Bank branch operations manager, has been recently awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Appreciation Award for 2012. Her generosity and giving exemplifies service to the community through volunteerism.

Pastor Gaidi K. Burgess, members of the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church and other organizations were in attendance to celebrate Whiteing’s tireless efforts with a surprise celebration at the bank.

“I was totally caught off guard. When I walked in the room and saw my partners from the food pantry; I knew something was up,” said Whiteing. “I’ve always considered volunteering an important part of my life; the recognition and gift to the pantry reminds me of the generosity of Houstonians and how each of us can build a stronger city.”

Her month is busy with service to many organizations:

  • 3 hours per month at the A.S Help to Help Pantry providing assistance to those in need of food
  • 8 hours per week at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church as the financial secretary, stewardship coordinator and choir director
  • 10 hours per month at GMZ General Mission Society involving community and foreign mission objectives
  • 8 hours each month at GMZ Youth Ministry Outreach Program as a youth mentor and teacher
  • 5 hours per month at Carrington Scholarship Fund and Education Program as a tutor and financial administrator
  • 3 hours per month at Willie Thornton Scholarship Fund as an administrator
  • 5 hours per month at V.O.T.E.R.S. helping inform voters in the community.

Geoff Greenwade, Green Bank president and CEO, presented Whiteing with the award and a $500 donation to the food pantry at the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

“Green Bank is committed to the responsibility of serving Texas. We do this in a number of ways--banking services and businesses across our communities, financial contributions to leading community programs and by individual participation in community-based programs,” said Greenwade. “Often individual efforts are ignored; we believe our employees are stewards and we strive to reinforce their efforts with corporate support.”

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