MONTEREY, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2014) - Thanks to 1st Capital Bank ("Bank") (OTCQB: FISB), residents of the Las Casas De Madera family housing development, the Los Abuelitos senior apartments, and the La Gloria senior apartments 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 families and seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for residents of 150 housing units in East Salinas.
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 families and 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%. SHCPF also provides a similar program for residents of federal Section 8 and comparable low income housing.
"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 families and seniors. I have enjoyed working with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation over the years, and welcomed the opportunity for 1st Capital Bank to again team with that organization. We look forward to a longstanding relationship with Las Casas De Madera, Los Abuelitos, and La Gloria, which collectively serve about 200 residents in the center of our market area. The management of the facilities 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 Las Casas De Madera on Wednesday January 29 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Las Casas De Madera is located at 510 East Market Street, Salinas, CA 93905. A similar presentation will be held at Los Abuelitos (528 East Market Street) at 1:30 PM Pacific Time the same afternoon. Members of the media and the public are welcome to attend.
For more information about Senior Crimestoppers, contact Terry Rooker at 800-529-9096 or visit them on the web at www.seniorcrimestoppers.org.
About 1st Capital Bank
The Bank's target markets are commercial enterprises, professionals, real estate investors, family business entities, and residents along the Central Coast Region of California. The Bank provides a wide range of credit products, including loans under various government programs such as those provided through the U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA") and the U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA"). A comprehensive suite of deposit accounts is also furnished, complemented by robust cash management services. The Bank operates full service branch offices in Monterey, Salinas, and King City. The Bank's corporate offices are located at 5 Harris Court, Building N, Suite 3, Monterey, California 93940. The Bank's website is www.1stcapitalbank.com and the main telephone number is 831.264.4000.
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