Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd. w Houston, Texas 77015 w (832) 386-1230
Staci Stanfield w Director of Communications

October 15, 2002


WaMoola donation benefits GPISD school

     During an early morning breakfast, representatives from Washington Mutual, located at Normandy and Woodforest Blvd., presented Green Valley Elementary (GVE) with a $2,700 donation.
     Named after Washington Mutual’s nickname “WaMu,” the WaMoola for Schools program sets aside $1 to $5 for every new checking account opened or upgraded at the bank’s financial centers. All of the proceeds are donated to nearby schools. Nationally, the company raised a record $4.2 million in funds for education. Texas schools received over $430,000. These funds are earmarked for teacher support and professional development programs.
     “I am excited, overwhelmed and very appreciative,” Melba Lewis, GVE, principal, said. “Any type of assistance, whether it be volunteering or a monetary donation, can be used to benefit our children.”
Nada Georgy, vice president of the Washington Mutual Normandy location, said Green Valley Elementary was selected because of the school’s commitment to providing a quality education to all students.
     “It’s important to not only take care of our customers, but it is also important to give back to the community,” Georgy said. “We believe we are helping the community by volunteering at Green Valley Elementary.”
     Employees at the Washington Mutual Normandy location will be taking part in campus activities, mentoring students or completing administrative duties.

WAMOOLA MONEY AT WORK AT GVE. Representatives from the Washington Mutual Normandy location donated $2,700 to Green Valley Elementary School. From left, Sharon Hanson, GVE, principal secretary; Melba Lewis, GVE, principal; Nada Georgy, vice president, Washington Mutual Normandy location; and Marisa Reed, assistant manager, Washington Mutual Normandy location, took part in the WaMoola for Schools celebration.