Community Involvement

The Bank’s Board of Directors and Management believe that individuals and corporations are responsible for finding ways to improve the communities in which they do business.  We pride ourselves in being a community bank, and this means being involved in the community.  It also means investing in the community.  The Bank’s shareholders have prospered by being part of the Hemet /San Jacinto community, and it is with great pride that we return part of our earnings back to the community.

Six things we feel extremely proud of: 

 Operation School Bell1

Operation School Bell® Awarded to The Bank of Hemet for Decades of Support   

The Bank of Hemet was awarded the national Operation School Bell® Award on June 10, 2013 from Assistance League® of Hemacinto. The Bank of Hemet represents one of a dozen honorees nationwide who gained the prestigious award for supporting Operation School Bell efforts.

Operation School Bell began nearly 50 years ago as a one-woman effort to provide clothing to disadvantaged children. Since then, Operation School Bell® has provided new clothing to over one million school children. It is now the signature national philanthropic program for Assistance League, a nonprofit organization that initiates community-based philanthropic programs.

The Bank of Hemet was recognized for the many years of financial support of the local Hemacinto chapter of Operation School Bell® that has helped provide new clothing to needy children in grades K-5 in the Hemet and San Jacinto Unified School Districts.  Over 26,000 children have been clothed since the inception of the program in 1976.  The local Hemacinto chapter is located at 180 N. Girard Street in Hemet, California.   

Crimestoppers

The Bank of Hemet funds local Senior Crimestoppers Program.

Residents at Ramona Manor in Hemet will have enhanced security in an already safe environment with the implementation of the Senior Crimestoppers Program funded by The Bank of Hemet.  By funding the Senior Crimestoppers Program, Manor House residents will each receive lock boxes to help prevent theft and loss of personal property; establishment of a completely anonymous 24-hour hotline for reporting problems, cash rewards for information that helps the facility solve or prevent an incident, and on-going training for residents, staff and management.    

A charter presentation was held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Manor House.     

Golden Deeds

2010 Recipient of Book of Golden Deeds Awards

In December 2010, The Bank of Hemet was selected by the Hemet /San Jacinto Valley Exchange Club as the recipient of the 2010 Book of Golden Deeds Award as a tribute to the vital role it has played in ensuring an exceptional quality of life in our community through donating thousands of volunteer hours and financial contributions in the pursuit of supporting non-profit and community organizations.  The Bank of Hemet is the first For-Profit Business to be recognized for this honor since the award's inception over forty years ago.

Hospice House

The Funding of a Hospice House in Hemet

In February of 2008, The Bank of Hemet, in association with The Community Foundation, purchased a residence in Hemet that will eventually provide hospice care to patients.  The house will be donated to Hemet Hospice Volunteers, and will provide an alternative to hospitalization or institutionalization for people receiving hospice care, in a wonderful, home-like setting.

John McDonough Stadium

The John McDonough Stadium

In 2007 The Bank of Hemet worked with Hemet Unified School District in an effort to have Hemet High School's football stadium renamed.  The Bank asked that the stadium be named after its one-time president who contributed immensely to making Hemet a better place to work and live.  The structure is now called The John McDonough Stadium.  Thus far, Hemet Unified School District has received $80,000 in contributions from the Bank, and the Bank intends to work with the school district to make future contributions. 

Bank of Hemet Employee Scholarship Program 

Scholarship Program for the Children of our Employees

2013 marks the eleventh year in which The Bank of Hemet has promoted education through a Children's Scholarship Program, offered to employees who have been with the Bank for at least one year.  This year six recipients were awarded with educational scholarships to various universities and colleges.  Since its inception, over $350,000 has been invested in the educational program.

The Bank of Hemet is proud to financially support the following organizations in our community, one which includes the Beaumont/Banning area, where our newest branch is located.

Community Partners

American Cancer Society American Red Cross
Anza Chamber of Commerce Anza Lions Club
Anza Volunteer Fire Assistance League of Hemacinto
Banning Chamber of Commerce Banning Cultural Alliance
Banning High School Banning Stagecoach Days
Banning Unified School District Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Beaumont Cherry Festival Beaumont Cherry Valley Parks & Rec.
Beaumont High School Beaumont Unified School District
Beaumont Youth Baseball Blindness Support Services
Cal CPA Association California Family Life Center
California Riverside Ballet Calimesa Chamber of Commerce
Camp Ronald McDonald Central County United Way
City of San Jacinto Diabetic Youth Services
Fingerprint Children's Museum Friends of San Jacinto Library
Friends of Valley Wide Habitat for Humanity
Hamilton High School Hemet Education Foundation
Hemet High School Hemet Hospice
Hemet Hospital Foundation Hemet Library Foundation
Hemet Municipal Shuffleboard Hemet PAL
Hemet San Jacinto Assistance League Hemet San Jacinto Chamber
Hemet Unified School District Hemet Valley Art Association
Hemet West Recreation Board Hemet Youth Baseball
Hope International University Mt San Jacinto Community College
Nuview Elementary School Perris Union H.S. District Student of the Month
Ramona Bowl Ramona Humane Society
Riverside Chamber of Commerce San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
San Gorgonio Pass Rotary San Jacinto Chamber
San Jacinto Education Foundation San Jacinto High School
San Jacinto Rotary Youth San Jacinto Unified School District
Seven Hills Shuffleboard Club Sierra Dawn Shuffleboard
Sun Lakes Charities Tahquitz High School
T.H.E. Center United Way of Inland Valley
Valley Watch West Valley High School
Western Center of Archaeology and Paleontology YMCA