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|REMINDER/More than 7,000 Washington Mutual Volunteers Tackle Community Revitalization Projects During National Neighborworks Week|
REMINDER...for Saturday, June 8
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2002--
800 Washington Mutual Volunteers Expected At Seattle Project On June 8; It's Amazing What You Can Do With Hard Work and Kindness WHAT: In partnership with the Central Area Development Association, more than 800 Washington Mutual volunteers will spruce up lawns and paint five homes in Seattle's Central area in celebration of National NeighborWorks Week. National NeighborWorks Week, an annual campaign to restore homes and revitalize neighborhoods in hundreds of communities across America, was founded in 1984 by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation. In addition to the work party, a block party will be held and the community is invited to attend. The party will feature: -- Music by the Garfield HS Jazz Band and the Emerald City Jazz Ensemble -- Catering by Catfish Corner -- A child identification booth -- Face painting, crafts and more... WHO: Kerry Killinger, Chairman, President and CEO of Washington Mutual, will be among the volunteers and will be available for interviews. WHEN: Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. WHERE: Powell Barnett Park - Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. (between E. Alder and E. Jefferson) 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. Additional information: This is the second year Washington Mutual has been the national sponsor of National NeighborWorks Week and the bank's commitment is valued at more than $3.5 million this year.