TOPEKA – (April 13, 2018) – Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka was recognized for its service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Topeka.
FHLB was presented the Community Champion Victim Service Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony yesterday.
In 2017, FHLB’s Community Affairs Committee began working with the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment. The committee and the YWCA developed a plan to increase occupancy by 20 percent by building a new bedroom in the basement. For the second year of the partnership, projects will include remodeling a half-bath in the basement to a full bathroom, installing flooring in the basement, painting and landscaping. FHLB’s commitment to this project was much more than monetary. The employees provided hands-on labor to make this project a resounding success for the YWCA.
The Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Jeff Colyer. The conference featured a number of speakers and trainers focused on raising awareness of emerging crimes and offering new approaches to respond to enduring crimes, such as child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.
Photo: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt presented the Community Champion Victim Service Award to Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka at the 2018 Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Topeka. Staff from FHLB and the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment joined in accepting the award.