Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $2,275 to East Texas Crisis Center

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TYLER, TX – East Texas Crisis Center receives a $2,275 contribution from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Since 1978 the East Texas Crisis Center has been dedicated to providing safety, shelter, and education for victims of family violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes.  Each year approximately 400 women and children are housed at the East Texas Crisis Center.   The Center provides non-residential services to an additional 1,400 women and children.  Non-residential services include legal advocacy, crisis counseling, accompaniment to law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and support groups.

“East Texas Crisis Center’s first priority is to provide safe housing, risk assessment, safety planning, and legal advocacy to help women obtain a Family Protective Order,” said Lana Peacock, Executive Director of East Texas Crisis Center.  “Our second priority is to provide information, educational and emotional support so that women can make positive changes in their lives.  Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s support will ensure the continuity of this vital program designed to help break the cycle of abuse.”

For more information about East Texas Crisis Center, please call (903) 509-2526 or visit

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities.  For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the Foundation’s website at

Celebrating 30 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.2 billion and services more than 850,000 customers with branches in excess of 750 throughout seventeen states:  Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at