September 11, 2001 is a day we'll never forget. Despite the profound tragedy our country endured on that day 18 years ago, we are proud of how our county came together to support each other back then and on every 9/11 since. One of the more enduring legacies of 9/11 is business, church, and civic groups honoring those we lost with service projects in their communities across the country and right here in Cheyenne.
First Interstate Bank closes early on 9/11 for their associates to go out into the community and do good deeds. This year, Habitat for Humanity was selected to be one of the beneficiaries of the effort, along with three other projects across the city. Habitat was able to put the FIB team to work on a Habitat Repairs Project to help a low-income home owner tame the overgrowth in his yard and get some other needed repairs.
Wednesday afternoon at the project was a buzz of bankers pulling weeds, cutting down overgrown trees and shrubs with chainsaws, and loading trailers and trucks to haul off the debris.
With the yard tamed, repairs to the home's trim, fascia and soffit can be done and a fresh coat of paint can be applied. Without FIB's tremendous effort, this repair project would have been nearly impossible to complete!
We are grateful for the support and friendship we enjoy with our local First Interstate Bank and applaud their hard work and commitment to Cheyenne!