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RBAZ Helps Make History


a bunch of runners in a group

Published September 2018

Walking proudly in flip flops, the Republic Bank of Arizona’s Community Service Team participated in the UMOM New Day Center Walk to End Homelessness on Saturday, September 22. The team not only helped raise awareness for those experiencing homelessness – we also made history.

The walk at the Phoenix Zoo unofficially broke the world record for the largest 1k race in flip flops. The offical word will come in the next few months. Supporting our local community is one of our core values, and this was one fun way to do it.

We thank all those who participated, including our team leader Nathaniel Spatz. We also want to thank client Karie Cowden, founder of Connect the Dots Promotions, for inviting us to take part in this worthwhile event to raise awareness and funds to help UMOM provide shelter, services, and affordable housing for families, single women and youth experiencing homelessness.