December 21, 2020
Ending the Year as Your Favorite South Florida Charity!
This holiday season, FirstBank Florida gave residents of South Florida and beyond an opportunity to vote for their favorite local philanthropy and thanks to your support the South Florida National Parks Trust received the most votes!
By securing this top spot, FirstBank Florida will donate $5,000 to our organization. This money will help us sustain our support to Florida’s national parks throughout five key pillars: environmental education, exploration, community engagement, preservation & protection, and restoration.
In the coming New Year, we will be supporting more than 20 programs within Everglades, Dry Tortugas and Biscayne National Parks, as well as Big Cypress National Preserve.
“Solidarity with the communities we serve is an integral part of our mission and values at FirstBank,” said Calixto Garcia-Velez, Regional Executive of FirstBank Florida. “With the help of our customers and employees, we were able to award the South Florida National Parks Trust a Holiday donation as part of a local community effort. At FirstBank we are committed to protecting our environment and promoting the care of our natural resources while providing a positive impact on our communities. In order to continue our efforts, we created our Think First, Think Green program that aims to become a tool for raising awareness and helping out the environment through the education and practice of eco-friendly actions on a daily basis.”
We are grateful to FirstBank Florida and all of those that voted for choosing to champion Florida’s national parks!