Sarasota Association Raises $46,500 for Bahamas Relief Fund
The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) raised $46,500 in just under a week span to deal with the humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas.
All donations to this fund were matched dollar-for-dollar by The Bill Kent Family Foundation. In addition, FSPA matched $5,000 of donations from its members.
“The donation will support people impacted by Hurricane Dorian’s storm system in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine, in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild,” said Wendy Parker, Executive Director of FSPA. “FSPA would like to thank its members and the Bill Kent Family Foundation for their generous contributions to support an important cause.”
Donations were given to the National Christian Foundation (South Florida) Angel Relief Fund. 100% of all funds received went directly to relief efforts.
The Florida Swimming Pool Association, based in Sarasota, serves as the coordinating organization for 16 local FSPA Chapters. FSPA also connects consumers with trusted pool companies, provides government relations representation on behalf of its members and provides educational courses for industry professionals.
Photo from Florida Swimming Pool Association and is a photo of their Executive Director, Wendy Parker, making the donation amount announcement last week at a board meeting.