“We support CRA Partners which installs the Senior Crimestoppers program in senior living centers because it is the right thing to do,” stated Mike Schrage, Centier Bank President & CEO. “Empowering senior living residents through education, awareness, and resources makes a statement that crime against the elderly will not be tolerated. We support this program and the Wish Comes True Grant in six senior living facilities protecting and granting wishes for 365 residents within our Centier communities.”
“Being a true COMMUNITY bank, Springfield State Bank is pleased to partner with CRA Partners powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation in helping to bring this program to Washington County Kentucky’s care facilities. We value and appreciate our senior citizens and this is an excellent opportunity to be an advocate for them, especially as it relates to matters of finances and money. Senior Crimestoppers is a great way for Springfield State Bank to give our senior citizens another layer of security and crime prevention focused on their vulnerabilities,” said Christy Carpenter, Executive Vice President and CRA Officer at Springfield State Bank.
Through the use of certain CRA-qualifying loans and investments, community banks can find legitimate ways to meet their CRA requirements and at the same time operate in a safe and sound manner that further creates a marketing niche.
Congratulations to Fondulac Rehab and Health Care Center in East Peoria, IL and Cornerstone Rehab and Health Care Center in Peoria Heights, IL as they became the newest additions to the Senior Crimestoppers family in Illinois. Morton Community Bank sponsored the program in these two senior facilities and now protect 192 senior residents. Robert Mueller, VP and CRA Officer and George Clinard, VP of Relationship Development with Senior Crimestoppers were on hand to make the presentation and got things rolling. Our thanks to Ryan Mehaffy, Administrator at Fondulac and Ben Carson, Administrator at Cornerstone for their enthusiastic participation with Senior Crimestoppers!
“We are pleased to announce this new relationship with CRA Partners,” stated Rob Braswell, President & CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. “CRA Partners provides community banks with a way to meet their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements by enhancing the lives of vulnerable, low- and moderate-income senior housing residents through installation of the Senior Crimestoppers program.”
Commercial Bank and Trust Company, want to provide special items or events that provide endless hours of entertainment and meaningful contact that the facility might not be able to provide in its already stretched budget,” said Judy Holcomb, Vice President and Assistant Program Director of Senior Crimestoppers. Senior Crimestoppers is funded through CRA Partners powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation.
“Amboy Bank is pleased to have partnered with Venetian Care & Rehabilitation to bring the seniors in our community this Senior Crimestoppers charter presentation. Seniors, especially those in nursing homes, can be more vulnerable to crime, and Amboy is happy to help in providing them security and peace of mind,” stated Amboy Bank President, Stanley Koreyva.
“Lakeland Bank is proud to work with an organization that is dedicated to helping and protecting the senior citizens in our community. Our investment in the foundation will help Middletown Park Rehab offer a greater sense of security with a program that is designed to deter crime before it becomes an issue,” said John Rath, first senior vice president of Lakeland Bank.
“We are lucky to have a strong group of mission-minded banking partners who have agreed to give their time and considerable experience to help us form this advisory board,” said Edward J. Gentry, chairman, president and CEO of CRA Partners. “We will benefit greatly from their perspectives on how to reach community banks needing guaranteed Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit using flexible funding options while requiring no administrative burden, and providing an opportunity to gain positive public relations exposure by protecting seniors in their communities.”
Texas Community Bank now provides safety and security for four senior living facilities within the state of Texas when they decided to participate in the Senior Crimestoppers program; a nation-wide organization that helps to prevent crime aimed at seniors. “We have a wonderful mission that I am very proud of,” said Vice President of Relationship Management for Senior Crimestoppers. “This program provides a program with a zero tolerance for crime.”