Lori Millar, Vice President, Communications and Marketing
On Tuesday, March 14, the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Claremore hosted a Native American pow wow. The pow wow performers consist of members from the Creek and Cherokee tribes. The group travels all over the world, recently to England. But this performance was special.
Jeff Cunningham, president and CEO of Athens Federal said, “Our relationship with CRA Partners, and platforms like the Senior Crimestoppers program, serves a vital part of our mission as a community-minded, customer-centric local financial institution. Our bank is committed to the development of under-served communities, and with expertise, innovation and leadership, helps local people and projects like Senior Crimestoppers succeed. We are honored to play a role in bringing this program to the Lenoir City community.”
“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.
“At the Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company, we value the opportunity to be an integral part of the communities we serve. Any crime against seniors is particularly devastating, and if we can strengthen our community by protecting those who are most vulnerable and exposed to fraud, theft, abuse and neglect, then it is our responsibility as a good corporate citizen to protect these elderly residents,” said Kevin T. Atwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Cadiz & Trust Company.
“First Tennessee is proud to support the Senior Crimestoppers program,” says Carol Yochem, First Tennessee president, Middle Tennessee. “They are an important resource in providing safety to the elderly residents of our communities. We look forward to a productive partnership.”
“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 Friedwald Rehab and Nursing Center 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’re excited to team with CRA Partners and fund the Senior Crimestoppers program at Ten Broeck Commons,” said Bill C. Calderara, President and CEO of Ulster Savings Bank. “We’re confident that the Senior Crimestoppers program will enhance Ten Broeck’s efforts to maintain a safe and secure living environment for its residents.”
“We are pleased to partner with The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation in helping to bring this program to Bridgeway Care,” stated William Taylor, President and CEO of Somerset Savings Bank. “We recognize the importance of being an advocate for our senior citizens, especially as it relates to matters of finances and money.”
“It’s difficult to distinguish between fraudulent and legitimate offers,” commented Debbie Cunningham, president of Northstar Bank. “Our goal is to help prevent elder financial abuse through awareness and training.”
Today, more than 40,000 elderly and infirmed Veterans live in our nation’s 160 Veterans nursing homes. These brave men and women served our country and defended the freedom we all enjoy today. Our Veterans deserve the very best we can give them. We are proud to have created and sustained a banking industry initiative to provide the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program to every Veterans nursing home at no cost to the facilities or their residents which will enable them to live out their lives in safe, secure environments with and enhanced quality of life. Join us as we honor our Veterans for their service.