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“By our very nature, as community bankers we are deeply invested in our communities,” Jamie Shinabarger, President and CEO of Springs Valley Bank stated. “Our hearts are truly at home, so when the opportunity to partner with The Timbers of Jasper and Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick became available, we jumped at the chance to work with an organization that is dedicated to helping and protecting our senior citizens.”  He went on to say, “Winston Churchill got it right when he waxed poetic: ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’”

Thanks to Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company, the residents of The Timbers of Jasper in Jasper, Indiana and  Springs Valley Meadows in French Lickwill live in a safer and even more secure living environment. Springs Valley 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 senior 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.

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 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.

“By our very nature, as community bankers we are deeply invested in our communities, Jamie Shinabarger, President and CEO of Springs Valley Bank stated, “Our hearts are truly at home, so when the opportunity to partner with The Timbers of Jasper became available, we jumped at the chance to work with an organization that is dedicated to helping and protecting our senior citizens.” He went on to say, “Winston Churchill got it right when he waxed poetic: ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’”

About Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company

Established in 1902, Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company offers full-service bank and trust services. The Bank has locations in Dubois and Orange Counties. The Bank has products and services for all types of families and businesses. Springs Valley offers a variety of checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, electronic services, online mortgage applications, and a variety of other loan options. In addition, the company has a full-service trust department managed by experienced, talented professionals specializing in estate planning, tax planning and wealth management. Investment Services are also offered by a licensed, professional Springs Valley Representative. Springs Valley Bank & Trust’s online address is www.svbt.com and phone number 800.843.4947.
Springs Valley Bank is a member of FDIC and is an Equal Housing Lender.

About the Senior Crimestoppers program
Senior Crimestoppers is a multi-faceted, crime prevention program that protects the elderly from theft, abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, and is administered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. For more information about the program, visit www.SeniorCrimestoppers.org or call 800-529-9096.

About CRA Partners
Not only do we impact the lives of the elderly in long-term care facilities, we also impact the community outside of the long-term care industry through the CRA-qualified securities we purchase on behalf of our bank partners. As March 2016 the community impact has reached approximately $283 million which goes to provide affordable home mortgages for low-to-moderate income families, affordable healthcare services, small business development providing job creation, as well as other economic development projects. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.SHCPFoundation.org or call 877-232-0859.