YWCA O‘ahu Receives $5,000 from HomeStreet Bank

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Wendy Chang, YWCA O‘ahu
Phone: 808-695-2620

SEATTLE, Wash. - March 31, 2016 - During HomeStreet Bank’s grand opening celebration for its new Kaimuki branch, two donations were presented to local organizations, totaling $10,000. One donation for $5,000 was presented to the Hawaii Foodbank, and another $5,000 was presented to YWCA O‘ahu.

“Supporting the local communities where we do business is part of who we are,” said HomeStreet’s CEO and President Mark Mason. “We were pleased to celebrate the grand opening of our new Kaimuki bank branch by making donations to two important community organizations.” 

For YWCA O‘ahu, the $5,000 donation will go to the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership, allowing 40 girls from Farrington High School to attend this year’s Girl’s Summit. The Girl’s Summit is an inspiring and informative one-day seminar for girls of all backgrounds to network with successful female leaders in the community, learn about different career fields, and explore their personal ambitions—and what it will take to achieve them.

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About HomeStreet, Inc.
Now in its 96th year HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Seattle, Washington and is the holding company for HomeStreet Bank, a state-chartered, FDIC-insured commercial bank. HomeStreet offers consumer, commercial and private banking services, investment and insurance products and originates residential and commercial mortgages and construction loans for borrowers located in the Western United States and Hawaii. The bank has consistently received an “outstanding” rating under the federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Additional information on HomeStreet Bank can be found at www.homestreet.com.

About YWCA O‘ahu
Founded in 1900, YWCA O‘ahu is the oldest and largest women’s membership organization in Hawai‘i supporting women and girls through housing, economic self-sufficiency, professional development and health and wellness. YWCA O‘ahu has more than 2,300 members and three unique facilities on the island of O‘ahu including the flagship Laniākea YWCA in downtown Honolulu. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries worldwide.