PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In July of 2015 Community Bank reached $300 million in Shareholders' Equity for the first time in the history of the Bank. To celebrate this achievement the Bank will be donating 300 meals to homeless veterans through the Vet Hunters Project.
Another way the Bank honors those who have served is with the Veterans Advantage Checking Account launching in November 2015. This reduced-fee account is available for Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Plus, for each account opened Community Bank will donate $100 to the Wounded Warrior Project®.
“The veteran community is one of the groups that Community Bank supports through our charitable contribution program,” said David R. Misch, CEO. “In addition to supporting veteran organizations such as the Vet Hunters Project, we actively recruit and hire veterans to work at the Bank.”
Sam Taylor is one of the veterans hired through the Bank’s program. He works in the Human Resources department and assists the Bank with security procedures. Sam was in the U.S. Army, Navy and was a Merchant Marine. He served for a total of 26 years in locations such as the Pacific, Middle East, Europe and coastal Africa.
Sam Taylor commented, “I have enjoyed my first six-months at Community Bank working with a team of smart, talented people and learning about the industry. Skills I gained in the military – teamwork, dependability and commitment – have helped me as I continue to grow in this new role.”
Community Bank will be participating in the Los Angeles Veteran and Families Stand Down event again this year. Visit our booth at the job fair December 21st.
ABOUT COMMUNITY BANK
Community Bank is an independent and family-owned regional business bank with assets of $3.4 billion and 16 locations throughout Southern California. Founded in 1945, Community Bank utilizes its experience, suite of financial services and unique Partnership Banking® approach to help its clients grow and succeed. Member FDIC.
ABOUT VET HUNTERS
Vet Hunters is a grass roots movement that was started by one soldier who vowed to honor his fallen comrades, by serving the living and leaving no veteran behind. Search and rescue missions in the streets of America were initiated and ‘vet hunting,” was born. During V.H.P’s first year of inception, hundreds of veterans have been assisted all over the U.S. the development of effective outreach and what we call “vetworking,” will continue to increase in intensity until the homeless epidemic is diminished and ultimately ended.
ABOUT WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.