Thirty-eight homeless men and women graduate from financial planning program

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 6:24pm

Through a partnership with Capital One Bank, homeless men and women residing at Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission have participated in an intensive financial counseling,

education, and savings program this fall.

Thirty-eight homeless men and women graduated from the financial literacy program in a ceremony Friday, Nov. 8, at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission.

Capital One awarded $10,500 worth of grants to Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission and Money Management International to make this financial education possible for the homeless men and women seeking shelter at the Mission. Though this grant, the participants received individual fiscal counseling, classroom instruction on financial management, matching funds for those opening savings accounts, and a personalized plan to move forward toward financial independence.

According to Chris Haskew, North Louisiana Market President for Capital One Bank, “Through partnerships and programs like this one at Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, we’re empowering people with real-world money lessons and tips to help them achieve economic stability and security. At Capital One, we call our approach to community development and philanthropy ‘Investing for Good.’ We are committed to delivering core banking services along with specialized community development, philanthropic and volunteer support to positively impact our communities and to help people achieve their financial goals.”


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