Wauwatosa, Wis.-based WaterStone Bank donated to Children’s Wisconsin following the Nov. 21 Waukesha Christmas Parade mass casualty event.
As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, at least six people were killed and more than 60 injured after Milwaukee man Darrell Brooks Jr. allegedly intentionally drove his red Ford Escape over groups of people gathered for the event.
WaterStone Bank has been a philanthropic partner of Children’s Wisconsin since 2006. The bank is also committing to a monetary donation to the Child Life program at Children’s Wisconsin.
“As a community bank, WaterStone Bank takes pride in being a good corporate citizen and supporting their community when it needs them the most,” the bank stated. “Child life specialists are an incredible source of comfort and passion when kids are in the hospital. They are specially trained to provide bedside services and support to patients and their families. None of this is covered by insurance, and so it was identified as the greatest area of need following the tragedy.”
WaterStone Bank subsidiary Waterstone Mortgage has also directed funds to the United for Waukesha Community Fund organized by the Waukesha County Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha.