Ameriprise awards $5,000 to Goodwill's community services

as the need for assistance increases throughout Southwest Florida
By: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
FORT MYERS, Fla. - May 8, 2020 - PRLog -- Due to COVID-19, Ameriprise Financial accelerated their 2020 funding cycle to get grants to partner organizations as quickly as possible. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) was awarded $5,000 for a general operating grant. These funds will be used to support Goodwill Community Resource Centers/Job-Links and other services. Goodwill Coordinators assist low-income and disadvantaged individuals obtain and maintain employment, provide assistance with applications for unemployment, financial assistance and stimulus payments. They also connect them with other community agencies that can assist them in their recovery. All locations have free access to the internet, computers and digital skills training ranging from basic computer to productivity software.

"Although we are operating in a new and changing environment, our community resource coordinators continue to rise to this challenge assisting hundreds of individuals each week," states Fred Richards, Goodwill SWFL VP of Community Support Services.

For 125 years, Ameriprise Financial has helped clients plan for a confident retirement and a brilliant future. This also extends into the communities in which they live and work. Through collaborating with nonprofits, volunteerism, grants and individual giving, they create brilliant moments in our communities and help people thrive. They focus on helping individuals struggling to meet basic needs achieve economic stability by funding efforts to solve domestic hunger, end homelessness, and build strong and active communities.

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