Local Washington Mutual volunteers will be helping to spruce up
King Elementary School -- just in time for the new school year.
WaMu volunteers will be painting the interior of the school, which
badly needs it. Employees held a paint party earlier in the summer --
this will be the second and final coat.
Rhonda Craemer, school principal, and Bernie Orgill, Washington
Mutual's branch manager who has coordinated the volunteer project,
will be available for interviews.
August 16, 2003
(note to media: we are asking if you can come between 11 a.m. and
King Elementary School, 4609 N.E. Sixth
It's a surprise:
In addition to providing the paint and volunteers, Washington
Mutual will also be presenting the principal with a $2,679.50 check at
the volunteer project. The funds come from Washington Mutual's Wamoola
for School program, where the bank sets aside $1 for every new
checking account opened during the year and then distributes funds to
local schools. Last year, WaMu awarded $4.1 million to schools and
school districts nationwide.
Washington Mutual has a strong corporate giving and volunteer
program. This year, the company's community giving program will top
$94 million nationwide. This financial commitment is complemented with
the volunteer efforts of its employees. Last year, more than 19,500
employees volunteered more than 200,000 hours in their local community
helping more than 2,800 projects.
CONTACT: Washington Mutual
Mary Kelley, 206-377-6878
SOURCE: Washington Mutual