When four employees of Los Alamos National Bank lost their homes to fire this month, the New Mexico bank gave each $5,000 to help keep them on their feet.

Another bank with a branch in town, First National Bank of Santa Fe, gave its workers time off to volunteer and help neighbors who were scrambling to rebuild. "We had so many employees in the bank who wanted to help with the relief effort that it was unbelievable," said Jennifer Lind, vice president of marketing for $295 million-asset First National of Santa Fe.

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