FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (December 21, 2020) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) today announced their foundation, Kids Around the Corner made a donation of $15,000 to Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc., the only state-certified and nationally accredited domestic violence center in Broward County, Fla.
“Contributing to the mission of Women In Distress is important since it offers us the chance to play a role in a cause that is focused on helping people and families,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “As a company that is focused on family, we feel it is necessary to contribute to the mission of Women In Distress so that they can continue to help so many in need.”
With support from both the public and private sectors, last fiscal year, Women In Distress provided more than 29,486 safe emergency shelter nights to 548 survivors, and included food, clothing, safety planning, counseling and therapy, pet assistance and shelter. Nearly 60% of the survivors served in the emergency shelter were children ranging in ages from newborns to teens.
According to Women in Distress, in the State of Florida, Broward County has one of the largest numbers of domestic violence offenses. According to the 2019 Florida Department of Law Enforcement Report, there were 5,634 cases of domestic violence in Broward County. Access to safe shelter and confidential supportive services are essential for survivors to begin the process of healing. When survivors of domestic violence are no longer safe in their own home, they turn to Women In Distress for safety.
Funding will support innovative supportive services designed to meet the growing and changing need for services in the local community, including shelter; advocacy and support; therapy; family services; legal services; economic empowerment; crisis intervention; child welfare services; and financial assistance.
About Women In Distress
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. is the only state-certified and nationally accredited domestic violence center in Broward County. The agency’s mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education, and advocacy. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please call the Women In Distress 24-Hour Crisis Line at 954-761-1133 or visit www.WomenInDistress.org.
About Kids Around the Corner
Kids Around the Corner was founded in 2014 by Fleet Advantage to support the needs of the communities where their employees and clients live and work. Fleet Advantage has committed to donating a percentage of its profits to children’s charities each year on behalf of their customers.
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage has over $1 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing truck and trailer financing with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S. In 2018, Fleet Advantage was ranked the 9th Top Private Independent from Monitor Daily; and in 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation. In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.