During tough economic times, and in spite of a tendency of "Occupy Wall Street" protesters to take pot-shots at local and National Banks, one financial institution elected to take the high road this week and "give back".
Thanks to Cathay Bank, the bustling streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles County, are boasting 80 shade trees!
The bank - which has been serving the community without fail over the decades - took the occasion of its 50th Anniversary to gift the neighborhood in a unique environmentally-sound way!
At a festive ceremony on February 23rd at the bank's branch at 777 N. Broadway - Cathy Leung (a spokeswoman for the bank) - noted that the Hong Kong Orchid trees were slated to be installed on Hill Street between Ord and Bernard.
One for the environmentalists, eh?
The generous bank is a subsidiary of Cathay General Bancorp, a publicly held company, with $10 billion in assets.