ONB Bank and Trust Co. to Help Elderly Vets

SHOWING APPRECIATION: ONB Bank CEO John Allan, right, receives an award on March 23 for support of Veterans from George Clinard, vice president of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF).

Bank and Trust Company has joined with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), the American Bankers Association () and the Independent Community Bankers of America () 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, enhanced quality-of-life environments free from the daily fear of crime, abuse, neglect, hostility and deprivation of personal freedom, as provided through the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation’s Senior Crimestoppers program.

“ONB Bank and Trust Company is pleased to participate in this national initiative that helps our Veterans live in a safe and secure environment. We deeply appreciate their service and sacrifices for our country. We are honored to receive this award and to be a part of a program that benefits our Veterans,” says John Allan, of Bank and Trust Company.

“Protecting our nation’s 40,000 elderly veterans living in long-term care is a need that must be addressed, and 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 () budget to secure the Foundation’s successful Senior Crimestoppers program,” says SHCPF Chairman, Charles C. King .

“America’s servicemen and women dedicate their lives to ensuring our freedom and making our country a safer place to live. Our nation’s more than 8,000 community banks are proud to call many of these Veterans customers and serve them in cities and towns throughout Main Street America,” says Gary Teagno, president and of the Services Network for the Independent Community Bankers of America (). “ICBA is pleased to support this important effort that will provide our Veterans with peace of mind, safety and security.”

The Senior Crimestoppers program is a proprietary operation of the SHCPF, a national 501©(3) non-profit organization which was established to provide a vehicle for banks to earn credit through support of nursing home residents, who are classified as low-to-moderate income individuals.

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 that is reported to the call center. Rewards are paid anonymously to tipsters having information about the crime incident reported. In addition, all facilities in the program display a membership charter and are provided regular in-service training for residents, staff and management together with employee oath sheets, yard signs and quarterly reporting of crime prevention status.

Because of Bank and Trust Company, each Veteran resident will be provided a specially designed Veterans personal lock box. In addition, SHCPF will provide each State Veterans Nursing Home with its annual Time of Your Life video exhibit for the resident’s enjoyment and each facility will receive an annual cash contribution for a Wish Comes True grant to be given to select Veterans.

“It is time for the banking industry to make a positive statement to the larger Veteran community since one out of every six American citizens is a Veteran. Now is time to step forward with our full commitment to solving this problem and restoring the dignity deserved to those who have defended our freedom and the rights that we as a banking industry enjoy every day,” says Edward Yingling, President and of the .

Updated 04-21-2011

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