Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $1,000 to Houston Area Women's Center

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HOUSTON, Texas - Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,000 to the Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC).

The Surgeon General’s Workshop on Violence and Public Health reports that domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women in the United States—more than rapes, muggings and auto accidents combined.  Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contribution was made in an effort to help Houston area survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

The Houston Area Women’s Center has been a member of the Houston community since 1977 and part of the United Way family since 1981.  Over the years, it has grown from a grassroots effort run by volunteers to an organization employing over 120 staff.  The Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as providing prevention education to youth and the community. The Center provides shelter, job counseling and training, children’s services and advocacy for those who voices are silenced by abuse.  HAWC serves people without regard to age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or ability.  Houston Area Women’s Center’s services are confidential and available to everyone.“Please know that your gift is more important than ever as we face greater demand for our services.  Each day we are taking calls on our hotlines from clients who share problems that are more complex and serious in nature than in the past years.  With your help, we’ll be able to continue to meet those needs,” said Rebecca White, President and CEO of Houston Area Women’s Center.  “Thank you again for your investment in our mission and for the action you take today to create a safer community for tomorrow.”

For more information about HAWC, please visit  The Houston Area Women’s Center also provides 24/7 domestic and sexual assault crisis hotlines.  Please do not hesitate to call (713)528-2121 for domestic violence and (713) 528-7273 for sexual assault.
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 770,000 customers with branches in excess of 700 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