FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2022) – Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has announced it will donate $100,000 to local nonprofit organizations to support local Hurricane Ian relief efforts.
“As a community bank, we believe it is our responsibility to help our community, especially in the wake of such a devastating and tragic event like Hurricane Ian,” said Sanibel Captiva Community Bank President Kyle DeCicco. “Our goal for these funds is to support those who need it most so Southwest Florida can recover and rebuild.”
The bank’s donation will be distributed amongst 13 Southwest Florida nonprofit organizations and charitable causes that are serving the ongoing needs of local residents in the Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Pine Island, Cape Coral and Fort Myers areas who have been affected by Hurricane Ian. The recipient organizations are:
- F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva
- Community Housing & Resources
- Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation
- Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club
- Pine Island Food Pantry
- The Heights Foundation
- Midwest Food Bank Florida
- Gladiolus Food Pantry
- PACE Center for Girls Lee
- Valerie’s House
- Blessings in a Backpack, Southwest Florida Chapter
- Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
- Bruno’s of Brooklyn First Responder Meals
“We want the community to know that we are here for them, and we’ll be working hard alongside them to rebuild even stronger than before,” said DeCicco.
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has reopened five of its Fort Myers locations with full banking services and regular hours of operation. On Sanibel, the Main Office sustained minimal storm damage and work is already underway to reopen the branch. Meanwhile, limited cash services and safe deposit box access are available periodically in the parking lot of the Main Office. The Periwinkle Branch on Sanibel and McGregor Branch in Fort Myers both sustained considerable storm damage and are temporarily closed for repairs. For updated information on branch operations, visit www.SanCapBank.com/hurricane-ian-recovery-resources.
Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 100 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.