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WaterStone Bank Features Veteran-serving Nonprofits in Honor of Veterans Day

Wauwatosa, Wis. — 11/2/2018 — Veterans Day will be celebrated on November 11 this year and for the first time WaterStone Bank is partnering with 11 veteran-serving nonprofits to honor the veteran community. The veteran-serving organizations receive a $500 donation and a display table at their respective branch. Each branch has chosen the nonprofit organization they will feature during the month of November (see list below).

“We are proud, and honored, at WaterStone Bank to give back to the men and women who fight for our freedom. We cannot thank them enough. We are the Land of the Free because of the Brave,” said Doug Gordon, WaterStone Bank President and CEO.

WaterStone Bank recognizes veterans throughout the year through events, outreach, and exclusive product offerings. The WaterStone Bank Foundation has donated more than $400,000 to organizations that support the military and veterans since veterans initiatives were added to WaterStone Bank’s charitable giving areas of focus in 2015. As a company, WaterStone Bank partners with various groups supporting veterans such as the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce.

“WaterStone Bank’s commitment to meeting the needs of veterans in our community is second to none. WaterStone Bank’s partnership with the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce and Milwaukee Veterans Week allows us to empower military service members, veterans, and their families. WaterStone Bank is an example of how businesses can support and celebrate veterans in our community,” said Saul Newton, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce executive director.

  • Brookfield – Feast of Crispian
  • Fox Point/North Shore – Hometown Heroes
  • Franklin/Hales Corners – Revitalize Milwaukee
  • Germantown/Menomonee Falls – USO Wisconsin
  • Greenfield – Stars and Stripes Honor Flight
  • Oak Creek – Center for Veterans Issues
  • Oconomowoc/Lake Country – Guitars for Vets
  • Pewaukee – Operation Finally Home
  • Waukesha – Wisconsin Veterans Foundation
  • Wauwatosa – Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative
  • West Allis – Wisconsin Veterans Network (VetsNet)

Are you an Active Duty Service Member, Military Veteran, Reserve, or National Guard Service Member? We invite you to take advantage of the many benefits available through our Military Valor Program (MVP).

About WaterStone Bank

WaterStone Bank, established in 1921, offers a full suite of personal and business banking products. The community bank has branches in Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Fox Point/North Shore, Franklin/Hales Corners, Germantown/Menomonee Falls, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Oconomowoc/Lake Country, Pewaukee, Waukesha/Brookfield and West Allis, Wisconsin along with a commercial lending branch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WaterStone Bank is the parent company to Waterstone Mortgage, which offers mortgage banking offices in 25 states. For more information about WaterStone Bank, go to https://www.wsbonline.com. Follow WaterStone Bank on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.

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