Earlier this year, the IBAT Education Foundation entered into a partnership with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) to help bring Senior Crimestoppers to more senior housing facilities in Texas. Following conversations with the SHCPF last week, IBAT has learned that more than 100 Texas senior housing facilities in 84 cities have requested the program and are waiting for bank sponsors to help bring it to reality.
While helping out facilities in their home towns, banks also earn CRA credit through the program and regulators from each of the agencies have issued strong statements in support of the SHCPF.
"The IBAT Foundation Board approved our sponsorship of this program to offer additional security to those using nursing homes and veteran's homes so they could eliminate the worry of protecting their valuables or their identities. We will all receive a special joy by knowing that we are helping a Senior Citizen feel more secure because this program is in place to offer the security they deserve," said Willard J. Still, Chairman of the IBAT Education Foundation.
For information about the program, visit the official website or call Peter Gwaltney or Sue Shaffer at 877/232-0859. For information about Texas bank experiences with the program, call Mary Lange at 800/749-4228.