Festiva, the developer for the Festiva hotel and resort properties and the Festiva Adventure Club, has donated $1,500 to the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministries (ABCCM) Veterans Restoration Quarters. These funds will go toward providing homeless veterans with stability, skill building, educational and training opportunities that will lead to employment, housing and the restoration of personal dignity.
“We feel that supporting those who have served our country is an important ongoing endeavor. We’re proud to have an organization like ABCCM in our community and are more than happy to contribute to their efforts in aiding veterans,” said Kristen Shiring, Festiva Charitable Fund committee member.
With an operational office and its parent company’s corporate office in Asheville, Festiva is a regular supporter of numerous humanitarian non-profit and charitable organizations in the Asheville area and has supported various divisions and programs of the ABCCM through volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and other donations.
Festiva began a flexible endowment fund in 2006 with the intent of providing permanent charitable resources for all the communities where Festiva employees live and work. The primary focus of the Festiva Charitable Fund is to promote education for youth and to assist in efforts to eliminate poverty in its communities. The charitable fund is also used to respond to extraordinary global events.