TRIUMPH BANK RECEIVES VETERANS SUPPORT AWARD
FOR PROTECTING ELDERLY VETERANS
The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) selected Triumph Bank as one of the first recipients in the country to receive the Veterans Support Award. Along with the Tennessee Bankers Association, Triumph Bank is being honored for its commitment to the SHCPF Senior Crimestoppers program to help protect America's elderly Veterans. The program ensures that 40,000 Veterans in 160 State Veteran nursing homes live without fear of crime, abuse, neglect, hostility or deprivation of personal freedom.
George Clinard, SHCPF Vice President, presented the award during a special ceremony held at the bank's Board of Directors meeting on January 19, 2011. "The Board of Directors and employees of Triumph Bank are honored to support our nation's veterans who have given so much for our freedom and way of life. We hope to provide even more support for this important SHCPF initiative in the future," stated Will Chase, Triumph Bank President and CEO.
Senior Crimestoppers is built on a zero tolerance-to-crime platform that is vigilantly maintained for the residents, staff, management and visitors. Each resident is provided their own personal lock box to safeguard valuables. In addition, cash rewards up to $1,000 are posted on every crime incident reported to the SCS call center and paid anonymously to tipsters. The program is a proprietary operation of the SHCPF, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Senior Crimestoppers was established to provide a vehicle for banks to earn CRA credit through support of nursing home residents classified as low-to-moderate income individuals.
"Protecting our nation's elderly veterans living in long-term care is a need that must be addressed. I can't think of a better way to get this done than by asking every bank in the country to allocate a portion of their annual Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) budget to this successful program," said SHCPF Chairman, Mr. Charles C. King III.
Triumph Bank's support will help provide various SHCPF benefits to Veteran residents, such as personal lock boxes, the popular Time of Your Life video exhibit, and annual cash contributions for a Wish Comes True grant awarded to select Veterans.