WaterStone Bank donates total of $7,760 from Brewers runs scored
For every Brewers’ run this season, WaterStone Bank Fund donated $10 to Sojourner Family Peace Center (SFPC) – totaling $7,760 at the end of the season. WaterStone Bank President and CEO Doug Gordon presented the check at SFPC’s October board meeting.
“Thanks to WaterStone Bank, the Brewers’ bats this season helped fund necessary programs and services for local residents we serve,” said Carmen Pitre, Executive Director of Sojourner Family Peace Center. “With the steady increase of domestic violence reports in our community, this donation couldn’t have come at a better time.”
In addition to its monetary donation, WaterStone Bank Fund, in conjunction with WTMJ-the Brewers Radio Network, underwrote commercial messages to help communicate SFPC’s mission to the Milwaukee baseball community. 2012 marked the third year of WaterStone’s partnership with SFPC. The funds supported Sojourner Family Peace Center’s many programs designed to heal families suffering from domestic abuse.
Sojourner Family Peace Center’s mission is to create peaceful communities in which domestic respect and a life free from violence is the right of every woman, man and child. This agency provides education, advocacy and resources to keep people safe. SFPC operates a 44-bed shelter that has provided safety and support services to thousands of women and children. Other programs include a 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocates in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Courthouse Advocacy, Legal Emergency Assistance, Children’s Advocacy, Ending Violence through Education and Beyond Abuse, which is for men and women seeking alternatives to abusive behavior. Sojourner Family Peace Center is committed to creating communities where people live peacefully.
WaterStone Bank is a full-service bank established in 1921. Branch offices are located in Wauwatosa, Franklin/Hales Corners, Germantown/Menomonee Falls, Oak Creek, Oconomowoc/Lake Country, Pewaukee, Waukesha/Brookfield, and West Allis. WaterStone Bank established the WaterStone Bank Fund with the Waukesha County Community Foundation in 2002 to ensure the bank’s ability to continually give back to the communities it serves. In 2012 alone, the Fund donated more than $400,000 to over 225 recipients.