Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $500 to Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS)

Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS) Receives $500 Donation

Photo Caption:Woodforest National Bank branch managers from across the state joined Karen Perry, Operations Manager of ACTS; Dave Buchanan, Board President of ACTS; and Tim Carroll, South Carolina Regional Manager.

AIKEN, South Carolina (December, 2009) – Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently donated $500 to Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS).

With temperatures near freezing, Aiken residents who struggle to keep warm can look to ACTS for respite from the frigid conditions.  Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s donation to ACTS will aid this worthy organization in their efforts to provide temporary and emergency assistance to those in need.

Established in 1986, Area Churches Together Serving’s mission is to help stabilize individuals and families in financial distress and to maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity.  ACTS accomplishes this in a caring and respectful manner, with an overall objective of building a stronger community.  Since inception, ACTS has provided food for more than 2 million meals, clothing for more than 59,000 individuals, utility assistance for more than 9,995 homes, and much more.

“With the status of the current economy and the recent tornado disaster we have seen an increase in 37+% of clients seeking assistance – many for the first time,” said Vicki Bukovitz, Executive Director of Area Churches Together Serving.  “We have limited funds to assist clients with their many and varied needs and with the grant you enable us to better serve the less fortunate in our community.  We are very grateful for Woodforest’s continued support of the ACTS ministry and for the $500 donation.”

ACTS is funded through local churches; individual, business and organizational contributions; grants; and the ACTS Resale Store.  For more information about Area Churching Together Serving, please call (803) 649-3800, send an email to or visit

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities.  For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at

Celebrating 30 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.2 billion and services more than 770,000 customers with branches in excess of 700 throughout seventeen states:  Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at