DESTIN, Fla. – Oct. 27, 2020 – Regions Bank on Tuesday announced a $10,000 contribution to United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC) to help people and local nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.
“Regions Bank is committed to the Emerald Coast, and that means serving and supporting our neighbors at all times, including challenging times like these,” said Leslie Stricklin, Destin market executive for Regions. “Over the last several months, volunteers, donors and relief organizations have done incredible work helping people and businesses affected by the coronavirus. There are many ongoing needs as well, and our support of United Way Emerald Coast is an opportunity to further help those who are still hurting due to COVID-19.”
The contribution from Regions Bank will support UWEC’s “ALICE” (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population. In addition, the grant will support UWEC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for grants to nonprofits that have experienced hardship due to the pandemic. UWEC has served more than 21,000 adults and 6,000 children across Okaloosa and Walton counties since mid-April.
Our success will be possible because of hand-raisers like Regions Bank who help us build a stronger, healthier, more caring community.
Kelly Jasen, president and chief executive officer of United Way Emerald Coast
“We are so grateful for our long-standing community partnership with Regions Bank,” said Kelly Jasen, president and chief executive officer of United Way Emerald Coast. “The continued support is critical this year as we strive to help our neighbors recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our success will be possible because of hand-raisers like Regions Bank who help us build a stronger, healthier, more caring community.”
The donation is the latest contribution from Regions as part of a $5 million, long-term commitment to support communities impacted by COVID-19. Among its first contributions, Regions Bank donated advertising time to help nonprofit food banks share an urgent message addressing food insecurity. Additionally, Regions Bank and the nonprofit Regions Foundation have contributed funding to help a wide range of nonprofits across the Southeast, Midwest and Texas that are working to meet small-business and community needs.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $145 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,400 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
About Regions Foundation
The Alabama-based Regions Foundation supports community investments that positively impact communities served by Regions Bank. The Foundation engages in a grantmaking program focused on priorities including economic and community development; education and workforce readiness; and financial wellness. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation funded primarily through contributions from Regions Bank.