Tampa-based Suncoast Credit Union has donated $600,000 to Hurricane Ian relief efforts, with $500,000 going to Volunteer Florida and $100,000 earmarked for the Foundation for Lee County Schools.
According to a news release, Volunteer Florida will disburse the funds to more than 85 emergency management organizations, according to greatest need, while the School District of Lee County will use the $100,000 to ensure students’ and teachers’ basic needs are met. Funds will cover immediate needs such as clothing, hygiene products, bedding and transportation assistance.
“We believe we have a moral obligation to help others when we are able to do so,” Suncoast Credit Union President and CEO Kevin Johnson states in the release. “The impact of Hurricane Ian is tragic. Our only goal for these funds is to help those with the greatest of needs in order to rebuild communities impacted by Ian. We believe that by working together, we can all do our part to assist struggling Floridians persevere through these times.”
With $15.9 billion in total assets and more than 1 million members, Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in Florida and 10th largest in the United States.