Neal Communities recently provided $25,000 to assist with relief from the effects of Hurricane Ian.
“There are so many organizations that are assisting with the storm recovery and helping people get back to a sense of normalcy after Hurricane Ian,” said Ivory Matthews, vice president of community and governmental affairs for Neal Communities. “Specifically, the organizations that we are supporting have either directly assisted our employees with their own personal recovery or they are directly assisting the communities in which we serve.”
Neal Communities donated $2,500 to All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota County, which has helped distribute food to families throughout the region; $2,500 to Meals on Wheels in Manatee County to specifically assist those in Myakka City; $5,000 to The Bridge Church and Samaritan’s Purse, which have partnered to assist residents in Venice, Englewood and North Port with tarping roofs, tree removal, debris cleanup and other services; $7,000 toward the Florida Disaster Fund, and $8,000 to the American Red Cross serving in both Charlotte and Lee Counties.
Neal Communities employs 300 residents throughout the region, from Tampa to Naples. After the storm hit, the organization surveyed its employees to identify who was impacted and in what way. Once the company made sure those most severely affected were taken care of, it began the process of making donations to those organizations making a difference in the area. “Employees were kind enough to tell us who was helping them,” Matthews said. “In the South Region’s case, we learned what organizations were front and center in the area.”
Neal Communities, based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is Southwest Florida’s largest and most established locally owned and operated private builder. During the company’s 50-year history, it has built over 19,000 new homes in more than 90 acclaimed communities from Tampa to Naples. With a core belief that “Where You Live Matters,” Neal Communities has given more than $7.5 million to local charities throughout Southwest Florida and is committed to the communities where they live, work and build.
“There are so many heroes who are making an impact in our region and in the lives of people who were affected,” said Pat Neal, founder and chair of Neal Communities. “I’m thankful that we, as a company, are able to help some of the organizations that are directly making a difference in the recovery.”
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