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“Green Bank is committed to the responsibility of serving our community. We do this in a number of ways–banking services and businesses across our communities, financial contributions to leading community programs such as the Senior Crime Stoppers program,” said Mike Barone, Senior VP of Green Bank.

Thanks to Green Bank, residents of Pine Shadow Retreat in Porter, Texas will live in a safer and even more secure living environment. Green Bank recently joined CRA Partners and is helping vulnerable seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program to protect those who live and work in this local care facility.

CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, is a national organization that guarantees banks federally mandated CRA credit through the operation of the turn-key Senior Crimestoppers program providing safe and secure living environments for our nation’s low to moderate income seniors. Through flexible funding options such as CRA-qualified community development loans, investments or grants, banks provide the program in senior housing facilities, HUD communities and state Veterans homes while garnering positive public relations exposure in their communities.

Green Bank is a Texas-focused bank headquartered in Houston with an initiative of being the local bank the community can depend on for essential growth. Pine Shadow had a need to provide a safe environment for their residents and Green Bank was their solution.

Crime against the elderly in our society is a longstanding, constant battle that can be reduced and prevented through the operation of the Senior Crimestoppers program in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Senior Crimestoppers is a coordinated set of components that work together to create a zero tolerance to crime platform in senior housing facilities. Components include cash rewards up to $1,000 paid anonymously for information about wrongdoing of any kind, personal lockboxes for the residents, and effective, on-going education and training for staff members and residents. Senior Crimestoppers has reduced all aspects of crime in participating facilities by 94%.

“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to further enhance the lives of the residents they serve. They all work very hard to provide safe, secure, comfortable living environments and their desire to implement the program is just one more example of this. Implementing this program does not mean that the facility currently has a crime problem, but that the administrator is proactively finding a way to keep problems from occurring in the future,” said Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers.

“Green Bank is committed to the responsibility of serving our community. We do this in a number of ways–banking services and businesses across our communities, financial contributions to leading community programs such as the Senior Crime Stoppers program,” said Mike Barone, Senior VP of Green Bank.

About Green Bank
Green Bank is a nationally chartered commercial bank and provides commercial and private banking services at full-service offices in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Green Bank’s best investment has always been our customers. Green Bankers recognize opportunity and value Texas’ entrepreneurial spirit–sound loans to successful companies are the foundation of our success and security. Our growth formula has been simple—lead in providing personalized commercial and private banking services to Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals and capitalize on the vibrant and growing economies of our markets. Our commitment is to streamline processes, preserve resources and perform to a higher standard. Green Bank employees are empowered to work towards long-term goals, make sound lending decisions and choose local service providers. For more information visit www.greenbank.com.