ECHO Newsletter - October 2017 
"I'm ECHO"

A Note From Our Executive Director
             Our 30th celebration was a beautiful time to            reflect...celebrate...look to the future...
Last night, it was announced that ECHO would receive the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Grant for 2017.  Only 64 Neighborhood Builders are awarded in the entire nation!  Wow!  So, what does this mean for our community?  Drum roll please.....ECHO plans to open a second campus in South County!  Currently, 25% of all served hail from the Greater Riverview Community.  When I think of serving the hungry and hurting of South County, in South County...I am overcome with joy.  Obviously, the expansion will create the need for additional in kind donations, as well as financial support.  But, I have every confidence that it is time to grow.  It is time to multiply our efforts.  It is time to expand our reach.  It is time to help even more neighbors in need. 
South we come! 

Thank you to all of our Community Partners for hosting food & supply drives for ECHO to aid our neighbors affected by Irma  - "I'm ECHO"  
Because of You!

Thank You!
Our community Family, Friends, and Partners Took Immediate Action to provide Food, Supplies, and Financial Donations to enable ECHO to help our Neighbors affected by Hurricane Irma!                                                 

Volunteers from the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce and the shops at Plaza Bella collected over 1,400 pounds of food, water, toiletries, and other essentials for ECHO and delivered to ECHO care YoYo Juice. 

Locals donated over 600 pounds of food, water, toiletries, and cleaning products at the collection station at the Birthdays to Banquets hosted, Recruiting the Community event at The Barn at Winthrop.

Thank You!
To Our Generous Supporters Who Gave

  • The Countless supporters who gave generously to help ECHO provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Irma
  • Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce Members
  • Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Members
  • The Shops at Plaza Bella 
  • The Roundtable Charities of Greater Brandon 
  • Bank Of America (Neighborhood Builders Grant)
  • TD Bank (ECHO Handmade Artisans) 
  • The Crossing Church
  • Tampa Bay Times (advertisement-ECHO After Hours)
  • LeAnn's Cookies (ECHO After Hours)
  • Outback Steakhouse (ECHO After Hours)
  • The Bridges Assisted Living Community (ECHO After Hours)
  • Suncoast Credit Union (ECHO After Hours)
  • Power 90.1 FM (ECHO After Hours)
  • ECHO Bridge Society Members
  • All the volunteers who serve at ECHO without fail
This is an incomplete list but please know we appreciate each and every donation of time, resources, and finances you give ECHO every month!
Our Friends at HealthSource of Brandon are hosting an exciting event that will benefit ECHO.This event is dedicated to empowering the women in our community by introducing them to local business women.  They are creating a safe and fun environment for all the guests to be pampered and shop with bliss. They will also be host a Live and Silent Auction that will completely benefit ECHO.  Looks like lots of fun to be had for a good cause!  We hope you will make plans to attend.
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