Community Bank Marks Random Kindness Acts Day

From left are Kathy Bemus, Community Bank N.A. Jamestown branch manager; Mark Sonnenberg, gift card recipient, and Lauren Beichner, Community Bank N.A. retail branch assistant, on National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Submitted photo

Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts marked National Random Acts of Kindness Day recently by passing out stickers to customers and community members with kind phrases such as “Thanks for being you” and “Careful, Kindness is highly contagious” with the goal of providing inspiration and promoting kindness.

In addition, the Jamestown 1281 N. Main St. branch visited Tim Hortons on the morning of Feb. 15 to buy patrons their cup of coffee, tea or beverage of choice.

“As a community bank, being a good neighbor and positive force in our community is part of our core values,” said Kathy Bemus, Community Bank N.A. Jamestown branch manager. “One act of kindness can go such a long way. We encourage our community to not just pay it forward on this one day but continue to spread goodwill throughout the year.”

This is the third consecutive year that Community Bank N.A. has held a bank-wide initiative to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Bemus attributes the continued tradition to branch team member’s love of making people smile.

“There’s nothing like being able to bring happiness to someone else’s day. Our team really looks forward to celebrating this event every year,” Bemus said.

National Random Acts of Kindness Day was established by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation and is observed in the United States each year on Feb. 17. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness and make the world a better place.

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