The American Red Cross today announced that Raymond James has donated $50,000 to support flood relief efforts in South Carolina.
“We are so grateful to everyone at Raymond James for supporting the South Carolina community,” said Louise Welch Williams, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region. “Thanks to generosity of companies like Raymond James, our volunteers have been able to provide comfort and support to the people affected by this historic flooding, and are now helping them on the road to recovery.”
“We manage over $3.5 billion in assets in the Lowcountry, representing thousands of families who do business with Raymond James in the area and throughout the state,” said Dan Parker, Complex Manager for Raymond James in Costal South Carolina and Georgia. “I am proud of the fact that as a firm, we responded to the needs of the people in South Carolina and that we were able to help in a meaningful way. Raymond James has a long history of supporting local communities. We are proud of the way that all of South Carolina has responded to this devastating flood and we are glad to be a part of the solution moving forward.”
“The devastation from this 1,000-year storm impacted so many of our friends and neighbors. We just knew we had to do something to help,” said Courtland Williams, complex manager for Raymond James & Associates in Greenville and Spartanburg.
Volunteers from the American Red Cross and many community groups continue to provide comfort and hope in South Carolina weeks after devastating flooding uprooted lives and destroyed homes. Volunteer caseworkers are meeting one-on-one with people to create long-term recovery plans, navigate paperwork and connect them with resources. The Red Cross is working closely with emergency officials, local communities and residents to make sure we’re providing the right kind of resources and support. Since the storm began, the Red Cross has mobilized a workforce of more than 1,700 volunteers and 45 emergency response vehicles that have provided over 4,700 overnight shelter stays, served more than 146,000 meals and snacks, distributed over 180,000 relief items including comfort kits, tarps and clean up kits, and provided almost 7,000 health and mental health services.
About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 6,600 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.7 million client accounts in more than 2,700 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $480 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at http://www.raymondjames.com/charlestonwealthmanagement/
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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org. follow us on Twitter at @RedCrossSC, or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.