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|ADVISORY/It's Amazing What You Can Do with Hard Work and Kindness; More Than 4,000 Washington Mutual Volunteers Tackle Community Revitalization Projects During Housing Volunteer Month|
Dozens of Washington Mutual(NYSE:WM) Volunteers Expected at
Tigard Project on April 26 WHAT: In partnership with the Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, dozens of Washington Mutual volunteers will spruce up the lawn and paint the home of Ms. Judith George, a disabled senior. WaMu Housing Volunteer Month, launched in 2003, is a community effort to improve and revitalize local neighborhoods, by partnering with local nonprofits in cities nationwide to organize housing, community beautification and renovation projects. WHO: Christine Seely, Washington Mutual Financial Center Manager, Tigard will be available for comment. She may also be reached on her cell phone at 503/310-4023. Ms. Judith George, homeowner, will also be available for interviews. WHEN: Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. WHERE: 7625 SW 87th Avenue in Tigard WHY: As the affordable housing crisis worsens in America, an increasing number of people are paying more than 50 percent of their income for housing or living in substandard housing or both. This means less available income for basic maintenance or other needs. This year marks the debut of Washington Mutual's national Housing Volunteer Month. Washington Mutual employs over 1,400 (FTE) in Oregon.
CONTACT: Washington Mutual Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, 206/377-3635 cellular, 425/444-2500 SOURCE: Washington Mutual