West Coast Bank Sponsors LifeWorks Northwest Programs for Children in Low-Income Housing Communities

2008-08-13 12:30:00

    LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Aug. 13 /EMWNews/ -- West Coast Bank

(Nasdaq: WCBO) continues its longtime support of LifeWorks Northwest, a

leading non-profit, community-based mental health and addiction service

agency, with a Circle of Wellness pledge and a corporate gift. The donation

will sponsor after-school programs in low-income housing communities and

support the Children and Youth Recreation Fund.



    Additionally, West Coast Bank will provide field trip transportation

and meals to youth who might otherwise not have the opportunity to visit

museums, arts and cultural events and sports activities.



    Regional President Dave Hansen said, "West Coast Bank is committed to

helping worthwhile organizations like LifeWorks Northwest. Our employees

have frequently volunteered their time to help with LifeWorks Northwest's

programs and have come away feeling like they contributed to children in

need."



    The mission of LifeWorks NW is to promote a healthy community by

providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction

services across the lifespan. For more information, see

http://www.lifeworksnw.org or call 503.645.9010.



    West Coast Bancorp, (NASDAQ: WCBO), one of Oregon Business Magazine's

100 Best Companies to Work For, is a Northwest bank holding company with

$2.6 billion in assets, operating 64 locations in Oregon and Washington.

The company combines the sophisticated products and expertise of larger

banks with the local decision making, market knowledge and customer service

of a community bank. For more information, visit the Company's web site at

http://www.wcb.com.





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