The Times' June 11 Letters column, by using a photograph of the new First Interstate World Center building with First Interstate's Joe Pinola in the foreground, seems to single out the company in connection with an accompanying letter that criticized businesses for failing to provide capital that would provide jobs for the homeless.
Fairness dictates that I point out that First Interstate Bank has recently made an unpublicized six-figure donation to the Los Angeles Urban League for its new facility. The facility will be used for family literacy training and youth programs, programs which will help a great many people get jobs.
First Interstate Bank is helping people, right here in Los Angeles, and we appreciate it.
The writer is vice chairman of the Los Angeles Urban League.