For Immediate Release
Legend Bank invests to protect safety of Veterans
Bowie, TX – August 22, 2011– Legend Bank has partnered with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) and the Senior Crimestoppers Program, to ensure that 40,000 Veterans living in 160 State Veteran Nursing Homes in the U.S. are able to live out their lives in safe, secure environments free from the daily fear of crime, abuse, neglect, hostility, and deprivation of personal freedom.
Legend Bank has pledged a percentage of proceeds from a $1,250,000 investment to benefit the SHCPF’s Senior Crimestoppers Program. This investment will fully support the safety of 50 veterans receiving care at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham, TX.
The SHCPF Senior Crimestoppers (SCS) Program is specifically designed to prevent abuse, neglect and crime occurring in Veteran Nursing Homes. The Program is built on a zero tolerance-to-crime platform that is vigilantly maintained for all residents, staff, management and visitors. Each resident is provided their own personal lock box to safeguard valuables and cash rewards up to $1,000 are posted on every crime incident that is reported to the SCS call center. In addition, all facilities in the program display a membership charter and are provided regular in-service trainings for residents, staff and management. In Texas, facilities with sponsorship have experienced a 92.69% reduction in crime incidents.
Legend Bank’s contribution to SHCPF and the Senior Crimestoppers Program reinforces its sincere appreciation and reverence of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. “Throughout Legend Bank’s 121 year history, we have always exhibited a deep sense of patriotism and truly respect and admire our Veterans. We are committed to ensuring the safety of those who have unselfishly served our country and protected our freedom,” said Mickey Faulconer, President and CEO of Legend Bank N.A.
Legend Bank N.A. currently has eight bank locations throughout Texas with total assets worth over $575 million. Legend Bank serves the people and businesses in and around Alvord, Bonham, Bowie, Decatur, Fort Worth, Henrietta, Nocona and Whitesboro. Legend Bank has proudly served its communities for over 120 years and remains focused on the philosophy that banking is, first and foremost, about the people you serve and that serving others is a privilege. If you would like more information about Legend Bank N.A., visit www.legend-bank.com .