As a sign of FirstBank’s commitment to the community, the financial institution launched a special initiative this past holiday season through which it donated $150,000 to 30 entities that serve vulnerable communities in the three regions in which it operates: Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
“In this challenging year, we reaffirm our commitment to 110 institutions that serve our vulnerable communities, granting them more than $900,000 through our Corporate Social Responsibility Program,” said Aurelio Alemán, president and CEO of FirstBank. “To close the year at this festive time, we allocated funds that we normally use in social activities with our employees and customers, thus expanding our support to guarantee the continuity of services to our communities in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and South Florida. Solidarity with the community is an integral part of our organization’s values and we are proud to honor that commitment on behalf of our employees and customers.”
In Florida, customers voted for the non-profit of their choice to receive a $5,000 donation.
The non-profit selected by customers was South Florida National Parks Trust and the staff-selected non-profit was Children’s Home Society of South Florida. The South Florida National Parks Trust maintains the natural treasures that make up the essence of our state of Florida and continues to educate our youth through programs and projects while the Children’s Home Society of South Florida protects children from abuse and helps them face challenges through innovative technology and a dedicated, experienced team throughout Florida.
The six additional organizations: Arc of South Florida, Boys and Girls Clubs, Centro Mater, Jewish Community Services, The Salvation Army of Miami-Dade and United Way of Miami-Dade, also will be receiving $2,500 each as part of the initiative.
“We thank our customers and employees for demonstrating their commitment and solidarity with our communities. This year thousands of citizens faced difficult situations and the contributions we make allow us to continue bringing hope to those most in need, especially during this festive season,” Alemán said.