Regions Bank on Tuesday announced $25,000 donations to both the OneOrlando Fund and the Better Together Fund following the recent attack at the Pulse nightclub.
“Regions associates here in Orlando, and across our company, stand united in offering our sympathies and our long-term support as Central Florida seeks healing in the wake of tragedy,” said Tony Stiffler, Central Florida Area President for Regions Bank. “We mourn the loss of men and women whose lives were taken by horrific violence. At the same time, we also take comfort that, in the days since the most violent tragedy our community has seen, we’ve also witnessed our community coming together like never before. By harnessing the strength of individual donors, community partners and corporate partners, the OneOrlando Fund and the Better Together Fund will build on this recovery and provide support for attack survivors, help for the families of those who were killed and resources that will strengthen our larger community.”
The OneOrlando Fund was announced by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to support survivors of the Pulse attack, to offer services to grieving loved ones and to provide additional forms of assistance in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy. OneOrlando is an initiative of Strengthen Orlando Inc., a nonprofit organization established to support and strengthen the Orlando area.
Additionally, the Better Together Fund has been established to help nonprofits supporting victims and families, as well as to support longer-term efforts aimed at identifying and addressing underlying causes of such tragic events as the Pulse attack. The Central Florida Foundation is managing the Better Together Fund as a transparent, accountable source of grants that will be allocated to qualified organizations.
“These funds are managed by professionals who are committed 100 percent to helping the people of Orlando and surrounding communities,” Stiffler said. “We encourage others – from our customers, to our business colleagues, to community organizations – to join us in supporting these funds. Orlando is a strong, vibrant community. And we appreciate the work these organizations are doing to bring greater comfort, awareness, understanding and resources to the people of Central Florida.”