Volunteerism In Jacksonville Hits Record High In 2012

Top Quote "Out of difficulties grow miracles." That quote from Jean de la Bruyere perfectly describes how a record number of people reached out to help others in Jacksonville during one of the toughest economic climates in history. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 26, 2013 - Dr. Judith Smith, CEO of HandsOn Jacksonville credits Synovus Bank's support of the initiative, "It's Time We Donate" for inspiring people to reach out and volunteer.

    "We were delighted to partner with Synovus Bank to spotlight and encourage our corporate community to help transform our community through volunteerism."

    The results of Synovus' campaign were so profound that HandsOn Jacksonville moved into the top five of all of the HandsOn organizations in the country. It's a sign of the power of volunteerism in Jacksonville. As Smith explains, it's a sign that makes an especially important impact on any community in times of economic hardship. "The work that volunteers do can easily be quantified. For example, the Corporation for National and Community Service reported that the value of volunteering in Jacksonville in 2011 represented about $747.3 million of people-power infused into our nonprofit and public serving organizations."

    Synovus Bank, one of the largest community banks in the Southeast takes its commitment to the community seriously. That commitment inspired the company to partner on the "It's Time We Donate" campaign. The goal of the effort is to encourage businesses and individuals to give of their time to non-profit organizations-one person at a time. According to Synovus Bank, the results are gratifying. "We consider ourselves a partner in helping people overcome challenges and maximize opportunities to improve their quality of life and in turn improve the community," said Scott Preston, Executive Vice President for Synovus Bank. "This project is one more way for our company and our team members to help those in need in our community."

    Both Preston and Smith add that despite the overwhelming number of people who are now volunteering, the need is great and it isn't too late for you to get involved. Just go to http://www.itstimewedonate.com and get started!

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