Enable America Announces Community Partnership with Regions Bank in Support of Disabled Veterans and Wounded Warriors

Tampa, FL, March 17, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Enable America, the Tampa-based nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for disabled persons, including disabled veterans and wounded warriors, announced today that Regions Bank has become a community partner in the mission to advance this goal.

“Regions Bank believes in the benefits of having a diverse workforce,” said John Acosta, Area President for West Florida at Regions Bank. “We are pleased to support the important work of Enable America in advancing the employment of persons with disabilities and disabled veterans.”

As part of this partnership Regions Bank will be the title sponsor of an event Enable America is producing in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Enable America’s Wounded Warrior Fans of the Game contest is designed to highlight awareness of the needs of disabled veterans and wounded warriors, while also paying tribute to the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Armed Services.

Earlier this year Enable America hosted a nationwide write-in contest designed to identify five disabled veterans to represent their branch of the service, with one representative each from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Winners will be honored at the upcoming Tampa Bay Lightning game on March 24, 2012.

“These men and women have gone beyond the call of duty,” Mr. Acosta said. “They have sacrificed physical self in their military service, and Regions Bank is privileged to honor their service to our nation.”

An executive selection committee will now determine the winners from the pre-qualified pool of applicants. The committee will include Richard Salem, founder and CEO of Enable America; David Christian, Senior Vice President of Regions Bank; and the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Ryan Malone, a forward on the team and former U.S. Olympian.

“Regions Bank is a vital partner in Enable America’s mission to increase employment opportunities for disabled veterans,” said Salem. “We are thankful and appreciative of the corporate collaboration they are providing.”

Founded by Salem in 2002, Enable America is devoted to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this month. Enable America’s Community Connections, Business Connections, Career Mentoring Days, and VetConnect programs unite members of the disability community and business community to raise awareness and increase employment opportunities for the 54 million Americans with disabilities.

Additional information on the organization can be found on the Enable America website, www.EnableAmerica.org.
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Julie Meacci