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A "Wish Comes True"

by Emma Ferrell | May 25, 2018

Heritage Health residents in Hoopeston, IL will soon enjoy various special events due to the Wish Comes True grant that was sponsored by First Farmers Bank and Trust. We recently partnered with CRA Partners, powered by Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, to make this grant available at no cost to the facility. 

As a sponsored senior care facility, the Wish Comes True grant’s purpose is to fulfill a wish or need for the residents at Heritage Health.  Heritage Health will utilize the grant to provide live music entertainment events for its residents. “Our organization is proud to honor and show our appreciation to the folks at Heritage Health. We sincerely hope that the entertainment provides memorable fellowship opportunities for the residents and brings lots of smiles to all,” said Gene Miles, President and CEO of First Farmers Bank & Trust.


“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to enhance the lives of the residents they serve by providing an additional layer of safety and security.  In addition to the crime prevention program, CRA Partners and First Farmers Bank & Trust, want to provide special items or events that provide endless hours of entertainment and meaningful contact that the facility might not be able to provide in its already stretched budget,” said Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers.

Heritage Donation Pic 1 Hoopeston

About First Farmers Bank and Trust

First Farmers Financial Corp is a $1.7 billion financial holding company headquartered in Converse, Indiana.  First Farmers Bank & Trust has 28 offices throughout Carroll, Cass, Clay, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Madison, Marshall, Miami, Starke, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo and Wabash counties in Indiana and 7 offices in Coles, Edgar and Vermilion counties in Illinois.


About the Senior Crimestoppers program

Senior Crimestoppers is a multi-faceted, crime prevention program that protects the elderly from theft, abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, and is administered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. For more information about the program, visit or call 800-529-9096.


About CRA Partners
Not only do we impact the lives of the elderly in long-term care facilities, we also impact the community outside of the long-term care industry through the CRA-qualified securities we purchase on behalf of our bank partners. As March 2016 the community impact has reached approximately $283 million which goes to provide affordable home mortgages for low-to-moderate income families, affordable healthcare services, small business development providing job creation, as well as other economic development projects.  For more information about the Foundation, visit or call 877-232-0859.

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