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Subway Restaurants of Arizona partners with Feeding America

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September is Hunger Action Month. To observe it this year, Subway Restaurants of Arizona is joining the fight against hunger statewide by partnering with Feeding America to donate meals to local area food banks.

Through the “Feeding the Need” initiative, for every two meals purchased by customers, Subway Restaurants of Arizona will donate one meal, up to 150,000, to the food banks in their communities through September 30.

Along with fighting hunger, Arizona Subway franchisees are teaming up to give away $60,000 in grants to Arizona nonprofits that serve at-risk children through Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona.

– Chad Barnett, Subway Restaurants of Arizona

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‘Invested Here’ more than a convenient tagline

Invested Here Washington Federal

We can all talk the talk. But at Washington Federal Bank, we are walking the walk. Our tagline is “Invested Here.”

For a business founded over 100 years ago 1,500 miles away, we take these words seriously. They aren’t a tagline to us.

Since 2014, when I accepted the role of Arizona regional president, I’ve made it my mission to be “invested here.”

On Jan. 15, Washington Federal announced a 90-day, interest-free loan designed to help workers through the shutdown period for an amount equal to the net take home pay for up to six missed paychecks.

– Mike Brown, Washington Federal Bank

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BHHS Legacy Foundation awards nearly $3 million

BHHS Legacy Foundation

The BHHS Legacy Foundation has officially awarded nearly $3 million between January and June to support community organizations that work to improve good health.

Approximately 50 organizations and programs received funding in both the Phoenix and Tri-State regions of the foundation’s geographic service area.

Since 2001, BHHS Legacy Foundation has invested more than $100 million to improve the health and quality of life for those in our community who are most in need. The foundation supports projects, programs and organizations in four key areas: increasing access to healthcare; improving community health; expanding Arizona’s healthcare workforce; and strengthening the community.

The Arizona 100 staff

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Subway, Pioneer Title Agency surprise Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club

Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona and Pioneer Title Agency joined together on Dec. 7 to surprise nearly 60 children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Flagstaff, delivering each child a bike, helmet, lock, clothing and gifts to help make their holiday season a little more merry and bright. The children and their parents were also treated to a Subway-catered party during the event.

The surprise was an extension of the Subway Kids & Sports’ Cycle for Success program, which awards children for random acts of kindness in schools, as well as Pioneer Title Agency in Action, Pioneer’s community relations arm.

Rick Johnston, Pioneer Title Agency

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Southern Arizona program helps families obtain affordable housing

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Since 2010, the Pima County Community Land Trust (PCCLT) has been committed to providing a permanent supply of affordable housing for low- to moderate-income home buyers in the Tucson area. The nonprofit, community-based organization has provided 89 homes to local families.

These properties were foreclosures purchased by the City of Tucson and transferred to the PCCLT for renovations. PCCLT retains title to the land in order to keep mortgage payments low. If the homeowner sells, it must be to another lower-income buyer, and the property remains in the trust.

PCCLT hopes to serve over 175 individuals annually.

– Kim Dees, Washington Federal