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“Our bank focuses on giving back to the local community to keep it safe and help it grow.  With our sponsorship of the Senior Crimestoppers Program at LeFleur Haven, we want our senior citizens, who are the foundation of this community, to have the best care possible in a safe environment.  We are proud to be a partner with CRA Partners so we can make our community and better place to live and work,” said Alan Walters, President & CEO of First Commercial Bank.

Thanks to First Commercial Bank, residents of LeFleur Haven in Jackson, MS will live in a safer and even more secure living environment.  First Commercial 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.

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 95%.

“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.

“Our bank focuses on giving back to the local community to keep it safe and help it grow.  With our sponsorship of the Senior Crimestoppers Program at LeFleur Haven, we want our senior citizens, who are the foundation of this community, to have the best care possible in a safe environment.  We are proud to be a partner with CRA Partners so we can make our community and better place to live and work,” said Alan Walters, President & CEO of First Commercial Bank.

 

Endorsed by the ABA, the ICBA, the Mississippi Bankers Association and more than 30 state bankers associa­tions, participating banks are making an immeasurable impact in the lives of vulnerable seniors, and are being highlighted as community leaders for bringing safety and security to seniors.   Funded exclusively by the banking industry, CRA Partners has approximately $330 million in loan, investment and grant equivalents from 225 bank partners.

For more information about our programs, visit our website at www.SHCPFoundation.org, mail Sue.Shaffer@SHCPFoundation.org or call us at 877-232-0859.