Arlington, VA (June 23, 2011) — 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 100 employees volunteered their time to ten different organizations and events to benefit residents of the communities in which they live and work.
“NCB has a long history of serving communities that need our support, and it’s been part of our corporate culture since the Bank was initially chartered over 30 years ago,” said Charles E. Snyder, President & CEO of NCB. “We are extremely proud of how many of our employees took the time to give back to individuals and communities, through these charities.”
NCB teams volunteered at the following organizations:
- Berkeley Community Center located in Arlington, VA is part of the Community Outreach Program. The centers are strategically located in low-income neighborhoods with a high concentration of immigrants.
- 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 which 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.
- Mary’s House provides housing and emotional support for women in crisis pregnancies.
- Sarah’s Circle serves low income, independent seniors throughout Washington, D.C. by providing quality, affordable housing and support services.
- 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.
- Washington Literacy Council is one of the oldest adult literacy programs in the District. They serve adults who have the most limited reading skills, fewest job resources and greatest employment needs in the District of Columbia.
- 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 $374 million in 2010.
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, National Cooperative Bank on Facebook, or on Twitter at coopbanking.
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.