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
-- 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
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.
||Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, office: 206/377-3635
||Mary Kelley, office: 296/377-6878