Mayor John Hickenlooper today announced Progressive Urban Management Associates in Denver will add $250 to the bet with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. The total pot is now $2,250.
Both mayors announced earlier this week that homeless families in Denver or Philadelphia will benefit when the Colorado Rockies play the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series. The wager now looks like this:
If the Rockies win the series, Denver’s Road Home will receive: A $1,000 donation from Comcast; a $500 donation from FirstBank; a $500 donation from Citizens Bank; and a $250 donation from Progressive Urban Management Associates.
If the Phillies win the series, Project H.O.M.E. will receive: A $1,000 donation from Comcast; a $500 donation from FirstBank; and a $500 donation from Citizens Bank; and a $250 donation from Progressive Urban Management Associates.
When the Rockies win the series, Denver’s Road Home will use the $2,250 to buy Thanksgiving Day meals and clothing for homeless families.
About Denver’s Road Home:
Denver’s Road Home (www.denversroadhome.org
) began in October 2003 in response to an increasing rise in homeless persons in the City and County of Denver and a mounting increase in public safety concerns. At that time, Mayor Hickenlooper convened a commission to develop and recommend a comprehensive plan seeking to address the root causes of homelessness and bring an end to homelessness for the Denver community. There have been numerous successes: The City has developed more than 1,500 new units of housing for the homeless; the City has prevented more than 2,232 families from becoming homeless and 3,278 homeless people have obtained employment; the faith community continues to very involved; and in the midst of one of our country’s most challenging economic climates, the City has 500 new units of affordable housing in the pipeline that will be developed over the next two years.
About Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia:
Since 1989, Project H.O.M.E. (www.projecthome.org
) has helped more than 8,000 people break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by providing a continuum of care that includes street outreach, supportive housing and comprehensive services that focus on health care, education and employment. We also work to prevent homelessness and poverty through comprehensive neighborhood revitalization in North Philadelphia. These efforts include the renovation of vacant or deteriorated houses which are then sold to first-time homebuyers, economic reinvestment along the Ridge Avenue Corridor, greening of vacant lots, adult and youth education and enrichment programs at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs and community-based health care services.
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com
) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
) is Colorado’s second largest depository institution and Colorado’s largest locally-owned bank. FirstBank has more than $9 billion in assets and more than 130 locations.
About Citizens Bank:
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania (www.citizensbank.com
) is a state-chartered bank with dual headquarters in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. It has 367 branches and 648 ATMs throughout Pennsylvania. It also operates 15 retail branches and 64 ATMs in southern New Jersey and a commercial loan office in Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $153 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I. Citizens Financial Group, through its subsidiaries, has 1,480 branches, and approximately 3,600 ATMs and approximately 23,000 employees. CFG’s two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in about 40 states. It is one of the 10 largest commercial banking companies in the United States ranked by assets as of June 30, 2009. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc).
About Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.):
) is a consulting firm providing management, marketing and financial services to advance downtown and community development. P.U.M.A. has provided services to more than 200 clients in 31 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Jamaica. Their clients include downtown management organizations, local governments, community development corporations and private firms.