UCB donation

United Community Bank’s David Johnson (from left) and Jarrod Floyd hand a $1,000 donation to Rome for the Rescues co-chair Allison Watters in honor of World Animal Day.

United Community Bank recently donated $1,000 to Rome for the Rescues in recognition of World Animal Day.

“It’s our mission to make the world a better place — and we believe that supporting local organizations is a vital part of that. We’re grateful for the service that Rome for the Rescues provides our community,” said Jarrod Floyd, senior vice president of UCB in Rome.

The nonprofit Rome for the Rescues — aka Claws for Paws — was created in 2008 by concerned animal lovers to raise funds to aid animal welfare organizations in Rome-Floyd County.

Over the years, money has gone to initiatives both great and small, from low-cost spay and neuter programs to various rescue efforts. Rome for the Rescues also has supported Floyd County PAWS by creating a covered outdoor play area, helping purchase a transport van, and providing state-of-the-art bowls and litter boxes.

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