MONTEREY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/13 -- Thanks to 1st Capital Bank ("Bank") (OTCQB: FISB), residents of the Windsor Skyline Care Center in Salinas, California will live in a safer and even more secure environment. The Bank recently teamed with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, Inc. ("SHCPF") to help protect those seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for residents of this care facility.
The SHCPF is a national organization that serves as a conduit for banks to help fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act ("CRA") requirements through providing aid to low and moderate income individuals in their local community. The Foundation's mission is to provide safe and secure living environments for our nation's senior nursing home residents, many of whom are low and moderate income individuals, through the operation of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program.
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 personal lockboxes for the residents, cash rewards up to $1,000 paid anonymously for information about wrongdoing of any kind, and effective, on-going education and training for staff members and residents. Senior Crimestoppers has historically reduced all aspects of crime in participating facilities by 92%.
"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 rather that the administrator is proactively finding a way to keep problems from occurring in the future," said Terry Rooker, President of Senior Crimestoppers.
Mark Andino, the Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We are very pleased to contribute to improving the quality of life for our local seniors. I have enjoyed working with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation over the years, and welcomed the opportunity for 1st Capital Bank to team with that organization. We look forward to a longstanding relationship with the Windsor Skyline Care Center, which serves 80 residents in the center of our market area. The management of the Center was immediately enthusiastic when informed of the potential to benefit from the Senior Crimestoppers program and partner with 1st Capital Bank."
The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, Inc., and 1st Capital Bank will be holding a charter presentation at the Windsor Skyline Care Center on Tuesday April 30 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time. The Center is located at 348 Iris Drive, Salinas, CA 93906. Members of the media and the public are welcomed to attend.
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