Community Involvement

At First American Bank & Trust, we believe that having a heart for banking means celebrating the spirit of community-being an integral part of the places we live and work. That's why we're committed to supporting events and organizations that embrace kids, families and neighborhoods throughout the communities we serve. Check out some of the events we've supported in the past. If you would like First American to get involved in your upcoming event, please contact us.


Relay For Life: We support the American Cancer Society and their efforts towards a world without cancer.  Each of our branches will be conducting different fundraisers to go towards each of the Relay For Life events in which we are participating.  To find out more about how you can join in our fundraising efforts, please visit one of our 7 branches.  And, please be sure to stop by and say hello to us if you, too, will be participating in any of the following Relay For Life events!:  Clarke County (April 11th), Oconee County (May 2nd), Barrow County (May 2nd), Rabun County (August 15th)


United Way of Northeast Georgia: In the fall, First American will once again be revving up its annual fundraising campaign for the United Way.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to get involved and help others in our community, and something that we look forward to participating in each year.


Angel Tree Project:  We want to make sure there are plenty of smiles to go around the Christmas season.  That’s why we’re taking part in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Project later this year.  We assist in the mission to help every child in need, in our surrounding areas, have presents to open on Christmas morning.  We look forward to taking part again this year!


Classes for the Community:  Because we think that it is important for everyone to grasp the basics of banking, we will be offering several classes throughout the year to the community to cover just this.  Dates and times will be released later in the year.


Done in a Day:  At our quarterly employee meetings, it is important for us to remember that we are surrounded by needs in our communities every day.  At our January employee meeting, we collected books for Books For Keeps.  At our upcoming employee meeting in April, we will be collecting canned food items to be donated to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.  These are just small ways that we can come together as a bank and help those in need in our communities.