SEATTLE – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Dec. November 2021–
Today HomeStreet Bank announces its public safety investment with a large grant to the Seattle Police Foundation. HomeStreet Bank will provide up to $ 150,000 in donations to the Seattle Police Foundation in support of Seattle area police officers. The funds will be used in the coming months to support officers’ health and morale programs.
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Full page advertisement from the Seattle Times and Puget Sound Business Journal for the Seattle Police Foundation donation
“HomeStreet Bank believes that public safety is the foundation of healthy communities and that public safety requires effective police forces with strong community relationships,” said Mark K. Mason, president, CEO and chairman of HomeStreet Bank. “We stand by the men and women of the Seattle Police Department. We value your commitment to our safety and care about your work experience, your health and safety, and the impact of your work on your families, ”he added.
Communities around Seattle have struggled through a year of mounting violence and trauma. According to Seattle Police, there were 100 more shootings than the previous year. The city police have been at the forefront of efforts to contain the violence and reassure the most affected areas of the city.
“While the Seattle Police Department is committed to serving our community and those most vulnerable to violence, it is important for us to remember the toll this job can have on officers’ mental health,” said Cherie Skager, CEO of the Seattle Police Foundation. “We are so grateful to HomeStreet Bank for this generous gift that shows the officials that they have support. It will be a huge boost for civil servants’ health programming, helping SPD officials do their best every day in their difficult jobs. “
In addition to the $ 150,000 donation, HomeStreet Bank announced plans to sponsor National Night Out events in the communities it serves. National Night Out is a community building campaign to promote police-community partnerships that culminates on the first Tuesday in August each year.
“I encourage other companies to support this cause because public safety is a fundamental right,” said Mason. “Our employees, customers and others who come to the city center deserve to feel safe when they come to the city.”
Via the Seattle Police Foundation
The mission of the Seattle Police Foundation (SPF) is to advance public safety by supporting and providing resources for the professional development of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) staff and creating community partnerships that encourage citizen participation in the improvement of the community Promote Seattle Security. We recognize that the Seattle Police Department lacks the city’s resources to adequately meet the training and innovation needs of a modern law enforcement agency. With our community partners, SPF has raised more than $ 12 million for SPD since our inception. Safety equipment for officers, additional training, and community programs that are not part of the city’s budget.
About HomeStreet, Inc.
HomeStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMST) (the “Company”) is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Seattle, Washington, serving consumers and businesses in the western United States and Hawaii through its various operating subsidiaries. The company’s primary business is community banking, including: commercial real estate loan, commercial loan, residential loan, single family loan, retail banking, private banking and insurance services. The main subsidiaries are HomeStreet Bank and HomeStreet Capital Corporation. HomeStreet Bank is the winner of Washington’s 2022 “Best Small Bank” Newsweek Magazine Award. Certain information about our business can be found on our bank website at http://www.homestreet.com and on our investor relations website at http://ir.homestreet.com.
Seattle Times Op-Ed:
Attached is a PDF of the full-page ad HomeStreet Bank placed in today’s Seattle Times and Puget Sound Business Journal publications.
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