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Suburban Bank & Trust Volunteers Offer Translation Services at Help for Homeowners Community Event
Speaking more than half a dozen languages, six SBT employees volunteered their time to assist non-English speaking homeowners at a foreclosure-prevention event Monday.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), NeighborWorks America, along with Fannie Mae and the Hope Now Alliance, the Help for Homeowners Community Event offered free help to homeowners trying to prevent foreclosure.
Cleo Stames, Vice-President / Director of Consumer Lending organized the SBT team. Stames commented on the event, saying, “This was an excellent event. There’s clearly a need for more events like these for homeowners who need help navigating through the refinancing process or seeking loan modifications. It is great to see mortgage servicers reaching out to homeowners who need help. This public/private cooperative effort, involving federal and local government agencies, housing counselors, and loan servicers helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and keep their homes is simply tremendous. I am proud that SBT employees embraced this opportunity to serve, volunteering their time at this event, and making a difference to homeowners throughout the Chicago metro area.”
About Suburban Bank & Trust (SBT)
Suburban Bank & Trust, based in Elmhurst, IL, is a locally-owned and operated community bank, serving customers in Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Lemont, Markham, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Wheaton, Wood Dale, Chicago/Beverly, and surrounding communities. SBT offers personalized service to individuals and business customers through its retail banking, commercial banking, corporate cash management, and investment departments. Further information about SBT can be found at www.sbtBankNow.com.