FORT MYERS, Fla.– PNC Bank awarded $15,000 to support Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s Community Resource Center services in Southwest Florida. Serving more than 800 people a week, Community Resource Centers and Job-Link Centers provide assistance with unemployment applications, SNAP, LIHEAP, economic impact stimulus for non-filers, resume writing, online job search, up-skilling, and digital skills training.
“PNC’s commitment to Southwest Florida has never been more important as we collectively navigate the overwhelming challenges posed by this global pandemic,” said PNC Regional President for West & Central Florida Chad Loar. “As a bank, we recognize our role as a pillar of the communities we serve, and we are actively working with several local organizations like Goodwill to help those affected by providing a variety of solutions that make the most sense for meeting their particular needs.”
Goodwill SWFL values the charitable contribution made by PNC Bank and their work to strengthen and enrich the lives of their neighbors in the communities where they live and work.
“During this unprecedented time we anticipate that our demand for employment services and accessing needed community resources for people in need will be at an all-time high in the upcoming months,” said Goodwill’s VP of Community Support Services Fred Richards. “It is the generosity and proactive response by businesses like PNC that will assist us in sustaining and delivering these crucial services.”
The Florida DEO reports more than 500K reemployment assistance claims already, and unemployment in Southwest Florida is predicted to rise. Goodwill’s community services are needed more than ever.
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing life-changing opportunities toward independence. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org.