ACG Tourney Funds Homeless Shelters, Job and Legal Assistance for In-Need Veterans
Boca Raton, Fla. (May 31, 2015) – IWS Acquisition Corp. (IWS), a leading provider of after-market Vehicle Service Agreement (VSA) programs to credit union members, is pleased to announce its corporate sponsorship of the 2nd annual south Florida Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) Veterans Charity Golf Classic. The tournament benefitted The Florida Veterans Foundation by serving homeless military veterans in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. During the Foundation’s three-day “STAND DOWN,” 255 homeless veterans were provided with shelter, meals, clothing, job and legal assistance.
“IWS is proud to represent the military-affiliated credit union community in south Florida in this special effort,” said Jim Hawk, Jr., President and CEO. “As a Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) Preferred Partner for more than 15 years, we are intimately familiar with the financial well-being needs of our nation’s veterans and their families. We care deeply about those who have sacrificed so much for our country, and it is truly our honor and privilege to support the Foundation’s efforts to combat veterans’ homelessness and unemployment. Its mission aligns perfectly with the ‘people helping people’ philosophy that is the hallmark of the credit union community we serve.”
This year’s classic raised more than $62,000 – a 50 percent increase over 2014 – making the ACG’s Veterans Charity Golf Classic the largest single donor to this year’s STAND DOWN initiative. In addition to shelter, meals and clothing, 77 veterans received job placement assistance and 45 received $32,540 in waived fines, fees and court costs thanks to the Veterans Court support.
About IWS Acquisition Corporation
Based in Boca Raton, FL, IWS Acquisition Corp. is a well-known provider of Vehicle Service Agreements (VSA), Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI), and GAP to credit unions nationwide. IWS provides vehicle protection solutions and peace of mind for credit union members that go beyond the actual products to include service after the sale. The company’s proven success in meeting this need is based on its ability to train credit unions to match members with the right product to fit their need. For more information, visit www.iwsgroup.com.
About the South Florida Association for Corporate Growth
With over 200 active members the South Florida Chapter is one of the fastest growing chapters in the nation. Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 58 chapters in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.ACG.org
About The Florida Veterans Foundation
Established to Serve, Support and Assist Florida veterans the Foundation’s primary mission is to provide emergency assistance to veterans and their families. The Foundation is, in a sense, an organization of last resort providing shelter, meal and legal assistance to those with service-connected disabilities and medical issues that prevent them from working – situations that have the potential to develop into catastrophic situations. For information on the Foundation’s mission and services call (850) 448-418, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.floridaveteransfoundation.org/ . For more information on south Florida’s three day STAND DOWN please visit http://www.floridaveteransfoundation.org/south-florida-homeless-veterans-stand-down-2/