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Bank Mutual Supports Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted by Bank Mutual on Aug 19, 2016 05:00:00 AM

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In support of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and as part of Bank Mutual’s Jeans for a Cause program, employees wore jeans to work on Friday, August 19 to raise money for the organization. Additionally, Bank Mutual is proud to partner with the organization as a sponsor of its Walk for Wildlife event being held on September 17, 2016.

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest park in the Green Bay Park system and home to the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin. The sanctuary provides an urban wildlife refuge where people can interact with wildlife, plants, and other natural resources through environmental education and recreation. Donations made to the organization help support the sanctuary’s mission to protect nature, making it accessible to everyone. 

Bank Mutual employee, Sue DeBruin, is passionate about helping orphan animals and nominated the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary for the bank’s Jeans for a Cause program.

“Each year I care for over 100 orphaned animals at my home until they can be released back to their wild habitat,” DeBruin stated. “When people ask me why I rehabilitate wild animals, my response is that it’s a chance to give back after all we take,” DeBruin continued. “Every animal deserves a second chance to be wild again.”

Bank Mutual launched its Jeans for a Cause program in effort to spread awareness and support local, regional, and national non-profit organizations. The program gives employees the opportunity to wear jeans to work in exchange for a minimum $5 donation to a selected non-profit organization. Various non-profit organizations are featured throughout the year and Bank Mutual encourages employees to get involved by recommending events, charities, or causes they believe the collected proceeds should benefit.

Bank Mutual is also a sponsor of the hosted by Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Walkers will be invited to enjoy 2.5 miles of scenic trails while viewing plants and wildlife in their natural habitat. For more information or to join the 11th Annual Walk for Wildlife, please view the event brochure.  

To learn more about the sanctuary and its mission, or to discover the numerous ways you can get involved, please explore the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary website.