A letter from our CEO, Dennis S. Hudson III

 

Dear Valued Customers, Community Members and Business Partners,

Seacoast Bank has weathered many a storm in its more than 90-year history in Florida, but we are still concerned about the impact of Hurricane Dorian throughout our state. Our Board of Directors, our Leadership Team, and my family and I were pleased that the most intense part of the storm stayed offshore. We hope you and your families suffered no personal harm or damage to your homes and businesses.

For those who may have been adversely affected, our message is simple: We are open for business – and here to help. It may take a while to get back on your feet, but Seacoast is here with you.

We were prepared. As the hurricane threatened Florida, our business continuity team superbly executed our storm plan – preparing staffing back-up plans, ensuring generators for our branches and ATM network, confirming our vital data centers were prepared, and making certain our mobile and online networks remained fully operational throughout the weather event.

Consequently, our associates and our distribution network have been available to help throughout the storm – from consumers with banking and mortgage needs to small and large businesses with lending requirements. Call us to see how we can help you. To inquire about any of our services, we urge customers to visit their banker or call 800-706-9991.

I couldn’t be more proud of our Seacoast team, especially our front-line and support associates whose dedication made it possible for us to continue to serve you during this difficult time. While we are appreciative of the digital and other technological advances that help keep our customers connected to their financial lives on a 24/7 basis, it’s our dedicated people who matter most to our customers, especially in a time of crisis.

We’re grateful to have weathered the storm so well here in Florida, but we know there are many in the Bahamas who have not. For that reason, we have committed $10,000 to Red Cross Relief Efforts to help our neighbors in the Bahamas who are in need. To donate, please visit redcross.org/donate/hurricane-dorian-donations.html.

Seacoast Bank is also partnering with Operation 300 to collect supplies for the Bahama Relief Effort. All Seacoast Bank locations will act as collection sites September 5 - 20. The supplies will then be transported to Operation 300 and a ship for deployment to the Bahamas. To learn which items you can donate at a Seacoast Bank location near you, click here.

Over the years, we at Seacoast Bank have experienced many worrisome and damaging hurricanes. But after each, including Hurricane Dorian, we emerge on good footing with an increased desire to be the reliable, responsible partner our customers have come to depend on to help them achieve their financial dreams. As Floridians, we will continue to move forward together.

 

Sincerely,

Denny Hudson2.jpg

Dennis S. Hudson III, Chairman and CEO