FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2019) – This month, Achieva Credit Union is matching donations dropped into Salvation Army “red kettles” at Achieva’s Lee County branches for up to $5,000.
Salvation Army red kettles are in front of Achieva’s Lee County locations at times when the branches are open. Donations made from now until December 24, 2019 are counting towards the match.
“We are extremely grateful for the $5,000 match to our red kettle donations,” said The Salvation Army’s Major Carlyle Gargis, Area Commander for Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties. “That $5,000 can help fulfill more than 350 food pantry orders at our outreach centers, and after Achieva’s match, nearly 700 people will be positively impacted.”
The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties helped more than 71,000 people locally last year. The organization provides a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry to relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children.
The Achieva locations in Lee County with red kettles out front are:
2499 Lee Blvd.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
4379 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33966
2127 Del Prado Blvd S
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Camelot Isles Shopping Center
1616 Cape Coral Pkwy W
Cape Coral, FL 33914
1631 Del Prado Blvd S
Cape Coral, FL 33990
21301 S. Tamiami Trail #360
Estero, FL 33928
3105 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
1850 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
“We are proud to support The Salvation Army red kettle donations, as the program exemplifies Achieva’s mission in the Southwest Florida community,” said David Oak, Chief Marketing Officer for Achieva. “Dropping a contribution into a red kettle is an impactful way to help those who are less fortunate. As The Salvation Army says, ‘when you put money in the kettle, expect change.’”
Alongside Achieva’s matching gift for the red kettle campaign, the credit union is helping boost awareness about The Salvation Army through local advertising.
To see hours of operation for Achieva’s branches, visit http://achievacu.com/home/locations.com. And to find out more about volunteering to help with red kettle ringing, visit RegisterToRing.com.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year nationally, and 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. The Salvation Army is proud to be a United Way partner agency. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyleecounty.org.
Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 in Pinellas County. Today, it is one of the top 10 credit unions in Florida as voted by Forbes and is rated a Superior 5-Star credit union by Bauer Financial with more than $1.5 billion in assets and 24 branches serving more than 160,000 members. Anyone who lives or works in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties, or whose family member has an Achieva Credit Union account can bank with Achieva. For more information, visit www.achievacu.com.