Orange Savings Bank is pleased to announce the honor of receiving the Community Impact Award from the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. The award will be presented to Orange Savings Bank on March 25th at 10:00 am at the Orange location. (812 N. 16th Street).

Orange Savings Bank is proud to be a part of the Senior Crimestoppers program. In 2004 a charter presentation ceremony was held to announce the implementation of the Senior Crime stoppers program at two senior facilities in Orange.

The Bank provided the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation with a $772,000 loan. These funds are utilized by the Foundation to support a Senior Crime stoppers program for low to moderate-income seniors residing in Optimist Village and The Heritage Center of Orange.

Specifically, Orange Savings Bank’s resources will help to provide a crime free environment for the 160 residents within these two developments.

The mission of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) is to provide safe, secure living environments for senior housing residents through sponsorship of the Senior Crimestoppers program. The SHCPF, a non-profit organization based in Memphis, Tennessee, operates as a conduit for banks to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements. Using the Foundation vehicle, banks make it possible for the Senior Crimestoppers program to operate in participating nursing homes for the benefit of their residents.

Crime against the most vulnerable citizens in our society, the elderly, is a longstanding, constant battle that can be reduced and eliminated through the operation of the Senior Crimestoppers program in nursing home facilities and HUD properties. Senior Crimestoppers has a zero tolerance-to-crime platform and uses personal lockboxes for the residents, cash rewards paid anonymously for information about any crime incident, and effective, on-going education to accomplish its results. The program currently operates in over 6,500 nursing home and HUD facilities in 45 states and has reduced all aspects of crime by a certified 91.38% through December 31, 2007.