Truist partners with The Kearney Center (CESC) to support affordable housing efforts

The Kearney Center received a $10,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation that will support critical services, such as food and shelter.

At the check presentation, Samantha Vance, CEO, stated, “As cold nights descend in North Florida, we anticipate as much as a doubling of whom we serve in the Kearney Center. We’re grateful for Truist’s gift which will come just as we launch our effort to raise $40,000 this holiday season.”

The Kearney Center has been on a whirlwind of change since the pandemic hit. Samantha shared the following key facts:

  • The Kearney Center opened 6-years ago, and has more than 50 partners who provide job placement, health services, mental health counseling and much more
  • Over 100 clients have been moved from the shelter to permanent housing in the last 4-months
  • As Cold Nights descend, the Kearney Center is again expanding capacity; community members can share the Kearney Center’s address at 2650 Municipal Way to those in need

Chris Mills, Market President – Tallahassee, shared, “All people and communities should have an equal opportunity to thrive. We’re particularly aligned with the Kearney Center’s mission to help clients to self-sufficiency, and appreciate that they work closely with clients to help them achieve the dream of affordable housing.”

A warm thank you to Truist Financial Corporation! We greatly appreciate your support as cold winter months approach.