Banking That Matters: Coming Together for Our Heroes

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The employees of First National Bank couldn’t be prouder to support the bank’s initiative, the “Kindness Cards for Silent Heroes” campaign. This initiative holds a special place in many team members’ hearts, especially First National Bank Miramar Beach Team Member Wendy Baggett, considering her son’s current military service.

First National Bank’s core values extend beyond banking to making a positive impact on the community. That’s why launching this campaign to recognize and appreciate the often-unsung heroes who keep our community safe—our first responders, 911 operators and members of our fire and police departments—resonated with our team.

What began as a personal undertaking by the bank’s CEO soon found the entire bank coming together to send heartfelt messages of gratitude to these heroes. Each team member participates by sending a simple appreciation card to one or more local heroes every week. It’s a small gesture that can brighten their day and remind them that their efforts do not go unnoticed.

“I’m particularly moved by the personal touch we add to these messages. Handwritten cards may seem old-fashioned in today’s digital world, but they carry a sincerity and warmth that can’t be replicated. It’s a testament to the care and consideration First National Bank puts into everything we do,” said Wendy.

“I’ve seen firsthand the sacrifices our military personnel make, and I understand the importance of showing our gratitude. It’s heartening that my employer shares this sentiment and actively supports initiatives like the “Kindness Cards for Silent Heroes” campaign. This campaign is more than just sending cards – it’s about coming together as a team to make a meaningful difference in our community. It’s about recognizing those who often go unnoticed and showing them they are valued and appreciated,” continued Wendy.

“I’m excited to be a part of this initiative, and I’m confident that, together, we are making a real impact. It’s banking that matters—to our community, to our silent heroes and to me and my family,” said Wendy.

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