Town of Plantation Declares April ‘Consolidated Credit Month’
The mayor and council cite the nonprofit’s educational efforts and its work with the military.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida., April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nationally, April is Financial Literacy Month. Locally, it is now consolidated credit month.
On April 1the Plantation City Council issued a proclamation praising the nonprofit credit counseling agency for “providing financial education to help Americans with their financial management challenges.”
Consolidated Credit’s national headquarters have been based in Plantation since 2001. The company was founded in Broward County in 1993 and has become one of the nation’s largest credit counseling nonprofits, helping more than 10.2 million people achieve financial freedom – from credit card relief to housing advice.
For City Council member Nick Sortal, it’s not just Consolidated Credit’s location that matters. It is also education. “We want informed residents who spend their money wisely because the more financial knowledge you have, the better off your city will be,” Sortal said. “So we appreciate Consolidated Credit. They’ve even held seminars and workshops here. Thanks to Consolidated Credit, we’re going to end up with a better city.”
Goal is to educate the nation, says Consolidated Credit chairman Gary Hermann. “We’ve always considered Plantation to be more than our home,” Herman says. “They have been our partner in helping not only residents here, but across South Florida. We also want the entire nation to embrace what the Plantation leaders have already done.”
To find out how to bring financial education to your group or company, please contact Sandra Tobondirector of housing counseling and community development at Consolidated Credit in [email protected].
About: Over 29 years, Consolidated Credit has helped more than 10.2 million people overcome debt and financial challenges. Their mission is to support families United States end financial crises and solve money management problems through education and counselling.
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