Arlington, VA (June 14, 2012) — National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial services company dedicated to serving cooperatives and their strategic partner NCB Capital Impact, recently held an organization-wide volunteer day where employees participated in a number of programs in communities throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Over 110 employees volunteered their time to ten different organizations to benefit residents of the communities in which they live and work.
“The Bank’s annual Volunteer Day tradition continues to grow each year, with an even greater number of employees participating to make a difference in the local communities these organizations serve,” said Charles E. Snyder, President and CEO of NCB. “We are proud this event is part of our company’s culture and mission, and the difference we make working with these organizations empowers both their recipients and our employees, in many ways.”
NCB teams volunteered at the following organizations:
- Brookside Nature Center located in Wheaton Regional Park provides park visitors with an opportunity to connect with the center’s natural and cultural resources.
- Dupont Circle Village is a grassroots, member-based organization that primarily through volunteers, enables members to retain their independence as they age by providing help as needs arise regarding illness, disability, temporary hardship and the maintenance of their homes.
- Food and Friends prepares, packages and delivers meals and groceries to more than 14,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.
- Iona Senior Services provides essential services for Washington, D.C. elders, their families and the community. Iona's mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. They educate, advocate, and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well.
- Long Branch Nature Center provides interpretive environmental education programs for all ages and for a wide variety of audiences.
- Mount Vernon at Home Village is a part of the national "village" movement, which embraces a volunteer-driven approach in providing services to help neighborhood seniors’ age in place safely, comfortably, and confidently in their own homes in the community they love.
- Sarah’s Circle serves low income, independent seniors throughout Washington, D.C. by providing quality, affordable housing and support services.
- The Tree of Life Community Public Charter School provides holistic academic and nonacademic programs and services for children and families of the District.
- United Communities Against Poverty serves the needs of low- and moderate-income residents of Prince George’s County, and impoverished individuals throughout the State of Maryland.
- Women Giving Back was founded to supplement the great work HomeAid NoVA is doing in building shelters by helping transitionally homeless women and children get on their feet with free clothes to help them enter the workplace. WGB has distributed over 50,000 items of clothing to women from over 100 shelters in Northern Virginia.
As a Bank chartered to support cooperatives organizations nationwide, NCB’s commitment to service is extensive. On a corporate level, its mission banking efforts of supporting underserved communities and cooperative expansion initiatives totaled more than $490 million in 2011.
NCB is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative expansion and economic development. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more, visit www.ncb.coop.
The NCB Financial Group consists of the Congressionally-chartered National Consumer Cooperative Bank (NCCB) and NCB, FSB, a federally insured savings bank wholly owned by NCCB. The NCB Financial Group provides financial products and services for the nation's cooperatives, their members, and socially responsible organizations.
The NCB Financial Group also works in a strategic alliance with NCB Capital Impact, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution created under the same act of Congress as NCCB with particular focus on impacting low and moderate income communities.
NCB is a proud supporter of the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives – a United Nations declaration and global campaign to educate the public about the benefits of cooperatives. “Cooperative enterprises build a better world” is the official slogan of The International Year of Cooperatives, and NCB is doing its part to build awareness of cooperatives in all fields of business.