Sen. Rick Scott donating Senate salary to Florida organizations
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) announced he will be donating his first and second quarter Senate salaries to charitable organizations across the state of Florida, according to a Friday press release from Sen. Scott’s office.
Sen. Scott will donate this salary to the following Florida organizations:
- Liberty Youth Ranch, Bonita Springs — Liberty Youth Ranch is one of Florida’s select 100% privately funded residential programs for vulnerable children, established in Bonita Springs, Florida in 2003. When a child or sibling group are in need of a home and stability, this is where caring adults can turn. The Ranch provides a safe, sustaining home and family to children in crisis, providing 365 days and nights of wraparound care. A variety of therapeutic and recreational activities give children the opportunity to work through their circumstances while enjoying childhood to the fullest.
- Advance Senior Center, Kissimmee — Advance Senior Center aims to connect the community of older adults with new friends, with community partners, with information that they need and connect with local activities so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. Their mission is to promote the welfare of the elderly, with different conditions, and give their families access to information and services to improve the quality of their lives, providing opportunities for participation and support of the community.
- Guadalupe Center, Immokalee — Guadalupe Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. Since 1984, Guadalupe Center has been achieving this mission and making a significant difference for students and families of Immokalee through three extraordinarily successful programs. These include Early Childhood Education, After-school Tutoring and Summer Enrichment, and Tutor Corps.
- ALS Association Florida Chapter, Tampa — Established in 1987, The ALS Association Florida Chapter is fighting ALS on all fronts, or as they like to say, “Covering all the bases for people living with ALS in Florida.” The Chapter provides patient programs, advocate on behalf of patients with government leaders, create awareness of the disease, and fund research. In addition, the Chapter provides financial support to our statewide multidisciplinary ALS clinics and research facilities, enabling them to increase patient care.
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