Pledges up to $1 million to American Red Cross for hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tampa-based Kforce Inc., a leading professional staffing services and solutions firm that provides strategic partnership in the areas of Technology, Finance & Accounting and Government, announced today that it will be donating $100 for every new consultant it places on an assignment, up to $1 million. Its pledge will support the ongoing recovery efforts from the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Kforce is partnering with the American Red Cross to allocate donations specifically to assist the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Kforce is also engaged in putting those displaced from their jobs due to the hurricanes back to work quickly and in quality positions. Kforce clients are encouraged to support this effort.
“The Kforce family has been personally affected by both Harvey and Irma and we know our family isn’t the only one still recovering. We understand that it takes time to come back from something like this, which is why we are making a long-term commitment to continued relief. We are relieved that our corporate headquarters in Tampa was not impacted by the storm and that all systems continue to function normally for our people and clients,” said Kforce Chairman and CEO, David Dunkel.
The American Red Cross has established a Kforce page to accept donations from others wishing to contribute. A link to this page can be found on Kforce.com.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our amazing donors, such as Kforce, as we work across Red Cross societies, with community partners and volunteers on the ground to help people affected by Hurricane Irma,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “Hurricane Irma is described as the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm on record—making contributions from our partners even more critical to help us provide food, shelter and the necessary emergency relief supplies to ensure people are safe and cared for during this difficult time, as well as through the relief and recovery process.”
Dunkel continued, “We are so grateful for the safety of our associates and consultants, and will do what we can to help rebuild the lives, homes, and communities of those impacted. Stewardship and community support are at the core of who we are as a firm.”
Kforce (Nasdaq:KFRC) is an award-winning professional staffing services and solutions firm that provides strategic partnership in the areas of Technology, Finance & Accounting and Government. Our name stands for KnowledgeForce® which describes the experience we’ve gained since 1962 and the 23,000 highly skilled professionals we engage annually. The customer-centric Kforce Knowledge Staffing Process allows for high-touch, relationship-driven results backed by progressive technologies. Each year, our network of over 60 offices and two national recruiting centers provides opportunities across 4,000 companies, including 70% of the Fortune 100. At Kforce, We love what we do. We love who we serve®.
About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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