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“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.”
“We are honored to have John join our board. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the banking industry and is highly regarded among his peers as president and CEO of the New Jersey Bankers Association,” said Edward J. Gentry, chairman, president and CEO of CRA Partners. “We will benefit greatly from his vast experience and are excited about the positive impact he will bring to our organization.”
“Triumph Bank is proud to partner with CRA Partners and Senior Crimestoppers because of their dedication to the safety and security for senior citizens in our Memphis community. Elder Abuse is a major problem in America today, and providing lockboxes to every resident in the two locations we have adopted is the first step in providing this to them. We look forward to growing our relationship with these residents in the future,” stated William Chase, Jr., President and CEO of Triumph Bank.
“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.
“We are extremely grateful to Senior Crimestoppers and CRA Partners for allowing us to participate in this very important and worthwhile cause”, stated Richard M. Sanborn, President & Chief Executive Officer of Seacoast Commerce Bank.
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.