The Business Blog ~ Our Southern Cares Program

Have you heard about our Southern Cares program? True to our vision of being the most caring company along the Gulf Coast, through our Southern Cares program we’re proud to support a variety of non-profit organizations and institutions. For over 20 years, our team has been actively involved in our communities. These efforts include volunteering, sponsoring local teams, or fundraising. Now, we’re taking it a step further by partnering with Alzheimer’s Association, Alabama/Florida Panhandle Chapter, and the Ronald McDonald Charities of Northwest Florida.

When you book your stay with Southern, you now have the chance to help us out, too! You’ll have the option to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association or Ronald McDonald House when you work with a reservations agent or book online. With year-round fundraising efforts, we hope to garner strong results for both charities!

Each fall our “Sweet Southern Walkers” gather together to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2017 we led the Emerald Coast chapter, surpassing our goal of $5,000 in fundraising efforts. Our team is excited to participate in the walk again this year on Saturday, September 15th!

In addition, we encourage our staff to volunteer in the community by way of volunteer hours. For almost 10 years, we’ve sponsored and participated during the Annual United Way Day of Caring. Some Southern staff members even support local schools and sports teams in our areas across the Florida Panhandle and Coastal Alabama. Our Southern employees coach a local all-girls baseball team, the Southern Purple Unicorns.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Southern Cares program, then visit here!

Giving back to the community has been a key component of Southern’s culture for years. It is great to see new plans evolve that are both developed and implemented by our staff. Choosing two primary charities was tough because there are so many good causes, but these have touched our employees’ lives firsthand, so it seems only natural to work with them.

Kevin Veach, Southern Rentals & Real Estate