Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) has been selected as one of several nonprofits to partner with VyStar Credit Union for the much-anticipated 'Good is Everywhere' celebration.
From September 15th to September 30th, over 1,200 VyStar employees will come together through volunteerism to its communities in Central and North Florida and Georgia.
Fifty VyStar employees will volunteer their time at the LSS Food Bank on September 20th. Last year, the food bank served over 30,000 men, women and children, and currently it serves an average of at least 100 households per pantry day.
In 2022, VyStar employees volunteered at the pantry and presented a $5,000 check to benefit the food bank.
LSS joins a roster of remarkable non-profit partners benefiting from this volunteer-driven endeavor, including:
Northeast Florida (Jacksonville):
Finfest Beach Cleanup
Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville (HabiJax)
Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida
Clara White Mission
White Harvest Farms
AdventHealth Early Learning Center (Orlando)
Volusia Recovery Alliance (Daytona)
North Central Florida and Georgia:
Grace Marketplace (Gainesville)
Project Downtown (Gainesville)
Shelter from the Rain (Savannah)
Cobb County Lift Up Atlanta (North Georgia)
LSS President and CEO, Bill Brim, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration, stating, "At Lutheran Social Services, our mission has always been to create positive, lasting change in our communities. We are proud to stand alongside VyStar in the 'Good is Everywhere' celebration, where our shared commitment to community upliftment shines brighter than ever. Together, we can make a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve."
To accommodate VyStar branch employees' active involvement in volunteer activities within their local communities during the 'Good is Everywhere' campaign, certain branch locations will have adjusted operating hours on September 19th and 20th.
VyStar President/CEO, Brian Wolfburg, emphasized, "We have made necessary adjustments to our branch hours to ensure minimal disruption in service to our valued members."
VyStar members can readily access the modified hours of operation for their local branch and locate alternative nearby branches by visiting vystarcu.org/goodiseverywhere.