This week places the South Florida region in the international spotlight with the Super Bowl bringing great exposure for Miami and neighboring communities.
In addition to economic benefits for the Big Game, as many local residents call it, there are supporting efforts of companies giving back through volunteerism. One of the leading examples in Florida initiatives is how the First Horizon Bank team is making a difference on several charitable activities.
Partnering with the Super Service Challenge, First Horizon is helping to restore neighborhoods in this region. On Friday, one of the bank’s market presidents, Josh Folds, has rallied employees to assist with the renovation of three homes in collaboration with Rebuilding Together.
“The Super Bowl benefits our residents when corporations step up and take time to engage with residents who may be facing difficulties,” explains Folds. “Our employees are excited about lending a hand and they personally are able to grow with work-life balance.”
Additional collaborative efforts by the First Horizon Bank Foundation include Saturday’s Super Bowl Breakfast which will honor Eli Manning with the annual Bart Starr Award for leadership and volunteerism. His brother, Peyton, who captured the award in 2015, will be on hand to mark the first time that two brothers will receive the prestigious award.
Almost 3,000 charities have received direct donations of more than $30 million since 2011 from the Challenge organization. Efforts nationally are led by advocate and QB Drew Brees, who encourages non-profits to collaborate in renovating local neighborhoods, along with helping to overcome societal challenges.
“These events are one way for our First Horizon team members to embrace the values of our long standing tradition of giving back,” says regional president Jeff Jackson. “It is gratifying to provide assistance to underserved neighborhoods with Friday’s build day and make a difference during Super Bowl activities.
“During the week prior to the Big Game, our employees appreciate the opportunity of contributing to community development in the neighborhoods we serve,” adds Jackson. “In addition to benefiting local residents, the experiences are a win-win for everyone involved.”
For more information about the First Horizon Foundation, visit www.firsthorizonfoundation.com