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Making a difference...I think we all want to feel like we are making a difference in the lives of those around us. Whether it's at home, school, work, etc. I think part of our Midwestern heritage is that we often feel driven to help our neighbors. Our First Federal directors and employees have made volunteering an important part of our mission. We like it when our employees volunteer, we want our employees to volunteer and we want to be an active supporter of our employee/volunteers. We encourage our employees to choose the activities they want to participate in and use their individual talents in order to make an impact. I am so extremely proud to share that in 2018, 25 First Federal employees combined for over 900 volunteer hours! Our employees volunteered in a variety of ways: church groups, school groups, and activities, civic organization, non-profit groups, youth sports, and events such as United Way Day of Caring, Toys for Tots, and our HomeRun for Hunger program. Our employees delivered Meals on Wheels, answered the phone for the Crisis Center, and made stuffed animals for cancer patients. From housing to food packaging, teaching personal finance skills, or leading a fund-raising events, and more than 75 different organizations were touched by a First Federal volunteer last year. Chances are you will see one of our employees volunteering at a school activity, or a charity event or somewhere in the community; just know we are making a difference.

As always, stop in and say hi, introduce yourself or even comment on what you want First Federal to do for you!


Tom Chalstrom

President & CEO