Climate First Bank Collaborates with BLISSCARES for Pride Banking, an Exclusive Interview

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership between Climate First Bank and BLISSCARES, fostering inclusivity and support for the LGBTQ+ community. In an exclusive interview with Bellanee Plaza from Watermark, Rachel Kent of Climate First Bank and Johnida Pena of BLISSCARES shared insights into this exciting endeavor.

Climate First Bank, with its mission to achieve carbon drawdown and commitment to equality, deliberately originated in Florida due to the region’s susceptibility to climate change. Now, their reach extends across the United States, offering banking services to anyone who shares their vision. Recognizing the interconnectedness of environmental and social issues, Climate First Bank acknowledges the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on minority groups.

As part of the Pride Banking initiative, Climate First Bank offers enticing perks, including donations of $100 to BLISSCARES for every new qualifying account opened between January 1 and June 30, 2024. Additionally, account holders banking under their preferred names and pronouns receive complimentary Pride checks and enjoy an interest-bearing checking account with no minimum balance or monthly fees.

BLISSCARES, renowned for its dedication to preventive medicine and support services for HIV, Hepatitis, and STDs, provides a range of essential services, including transportation assistance, temporary housing, and community testing centers. Collaborating with Climate First Bank amplifies BLISSCARES’ impact, enabling them to serve the LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida.

During the interview, Kent and Pena addressed potential questions, emphasizing the significance of the $100 donation to BLISSCARES and highlighting the lasting impact of this partnership on the LGBTQ+ community’s health and financial well-being. They hope for further collaboration to support the community’s financial needs and empower individuals through inclusive banking experiences.

Climate First Bank and BLISSCARES are aligned in their commitment to effecting positive change, reflecting the shared goal of leveraging collective power to make a difference. As this partnership unfolds, it promises to reshape the landscape of LGBTQ+ support and inclusivity in Florida and beyond.

In line with media tips, Kent and Pena navigated the interview with clarity and poise, focusing on core talking points and utilizing bridging techniques to ensure effective communication. They emphasized transparency and responsiveness, promising to provide accurate information and maintain a collaborative dialogue with the media.

With the launch of this groundbreaking partnership, Climate First Bank and BLISSCARES want to set new standards for inclusive banking and community support, reaffirming their commitment to building a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

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