Kissimmee, Florida, April 22, 2020 – Osceola Council on Aging today announced it received an $80,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation. The grant will benefit Osceola County residents that the Osceola Council on Aging serves by providing assistance with food to help meet the increasing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.

Wendy Ford, president and CEO of the Osceola Council on Aging, said, “The Osceola Council on Aging could not sustain the services it provides to the residents of Osceola County without generous partners like Truist. We are dedicated to helping those in need, especially during times of crisis. We cannot thank Truist enough for always being there to support our mission.”

“We are pleased to support Osceola Council on Aging as they provide nourishment to our community,” said Sandy Hostetter, Central Florida regional president for Truist. “At Truist, we’re committed to helping people in our communities who are struggling to fulfill basic needs during this difficult time.”

About Osceola Council on Aging
Created in 1971, the Osceola Council on Aging, Inc. is the largest social services organization in Osceola County, providing a wide array of services and programs to meet the needs of our community. Though the name implies services for just the elderly, its scope of services extend to families as well, helping during crisis to enable generations of residents to cope with challenges.

About Truist
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at

Belinda Olivera, Osceola Council on Aging                             Audria Belton, Truist                                                

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