Press Release  |  December 31, 2008

The Commercial & Savings Bank Joins with Every Woman’s House

Always a strong supporter of Every Woman’ House (EWH), The Commercial & Savings Bank (CSB) recently provided funding which allowed an instructor from EWH to teach dating violence and self-defense classes at West Holmes High School.

“We are pleased to be able to provide the funding to Every Woman’s House so these classes could be made available for West Holmes students,” stated Rick Ginther, President & CEO of CSB. “We feel this outreach into our schools is an important step in the ongoing prevention of violence.”

Geoffrey Martin of EWH spent two days at West Holmes where he addressed dating violence and taught self-defense techniques to approximately 100 teenage girls. The classes consisted of education on healthy relationships as well as easy to learn self-defense techniques. Martin demonstrated joint-lock and leverage maneuvers, which do not require great size or strength. The classes also highlighted aspects of personal safety, awareness and prevention of sexual assault.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to partner with The Commercial & Savings Bank to empower young girls to be strong and safe,” stated Bobbi Douglas, Executive Director of Every Woman’s House. “This is just another great example of CSB being a great corporate citizen to make a difference in our community.”

Every Woman’s House is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to providing crisis interventions, treatment, counseling, prevention and support for those affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

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