Four employees from TheBANK of Edwardsville and a spouse volunteered at the St. Patrick Center in St. Louis.
Andrew Ambrose, Assistant Manager of the Granite City Center on Maryville Road; Amanda Bievenue, Retail Training Program Manager at the West Park Center; Karley Lay, Teller at the Glen Carbon Center on Route 157; and Sara Hopkins, Lead Teller at the Granite City Center on Maryville Road, along with her husband Mike, served a full-course dinner to women at the center who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Some dinner supplies were donated by local businesses and TheBANK of Edwardsville paid for the rest. The group served a meal of white chicken chili, salad, fresh veggies, rolls and fruit kabobs, and cleaned up afterwards.
“The evening was very humbling as well as uplifting,” Ambrose said.
“It was so touching to see how grateful and appreciative these women were. It was easily one of the most rewarding night’s I’ve had in some time.”
The St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to individuals and families, helping build permanent, positive change in their lives through safe and affordable housing, sound mental and physical health, and employment and financial stability. It focuses services in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, providing assistance to 7,200 individuals and families annually.