Amscot Financial Contributes $5,000 to Salvation Army of Hillsborough

Jun 11, 2010, 11:39 ET from Amscot Financial

TAMPA, Fla., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, has made a major contribution of $5,000 to the Salvation Army of Hillsborough County for support of the organization's brass band music education program.

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For more than a century, the Salvation Army has focused on teaching at-risk and underserved children how to play musical instruments as a way of keeping them focused, engaged and out of trouble. Many of these children come from families unable to afford musical instruments and the Salvation Army seeks to assist in providing instruments.

"Amscot's gift makes it possible for us to keep kids on a positive path!" said Major Dan Heard, Tampa / Hillsborough Area Commander for the Salvation Army. "We appreciate Amscot's support and appreciate the company's support for the Salvation Army to serve those in need without discrimination."

The Salvation Army of Tampa is always in need of new and used musical instruments. If you would like to donate an instrument or funds to support the music education program, please contact The Salvation Army at 813-224-9119.

Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 2,000 associates who work at the company's 174 retail branches and at the company's corporate headquarters in Tampa. The company currently operates retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties.

Amscot Financial is The Money Superstore™, offering an array of convenience-oriented financial services, including the cashing of personal checks, out-of-state checks and government checks; cash advances; Western Union wire transfers, notary services, pre-paid debit cards, free money orders income tax preparation. Amscot Financial also allows customers to make bill payments to more than 200 different utilities, municipal governments, cable and telephone companies.

About The Salvation Army

Since 1893, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command has provided food, shelter, long-term transitional housing programs and counseling to those in need. Programs are designed to help struggling men, women and children overcome challenges to regain their self-sufficiency. The Salvation Army actively provides social service and spiritual assistance to the needy in 119 countries, and has been recognized as one of the world's most efficient charities by Forbes Magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm, among others.

About Amscot Financial

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of income tax preparation and electronic filing services, refund anticipation loans, prepaid debit cards, check cashing services, cash advance services, bill payment services, money transfer services and money orders through its wholly owned division, Amscot International Money Order Company.  Amscot also offers the Amscot Card, a pre-paid debit card that allows owners to make purchases from any location that accepts MasterCard™. Amscot Financial currently operates 174 tax preparation offices and 174 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs more than 2,000 people. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work for four consecutive years. For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at

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