ADVANTAGEFIRST LENDING WILL DONATE $100 PER CLOSED LOAN IN SEPTEMBER 2020 TO CALIFORNIA YOUTH SERVICES TO SUPPORT ADDICTION AWARENESS.
At AdvantageFirst Lending, we would like to acknowledge those struggling with addiction and raise awareness around the severity of the issue. Addiction hits close to home as AFL’s CEO Kurt Cymerint lost his younger brother, Joey, to addiction.
To know Joey, was to love Joey. On September 15th, 2018 – heaven gained another angel. Joey Cymerint was one of those people that needed no introduction. He was the light in every room and a friend to everyone. Joey battled addiction from a very young age. His mission when he was sober was to help others stay sober and he did that in every way possible. So many of the people that walked through his addiction with him attribute their sobriety to him. Unfortunately, the one person Joey could not save was himself. He lost the battle in 2017, but his spirit lives on to hopefully win the war for many others. We started this foundation to bring more awareness to the disease of addiction. We hope to make a difference within our local communities by opening our eyes to the ins and outs of this disease while providing resources to help individuals battling it.
September is National Recovery Month and AdvantageFirst Lending is raising money to support the cause. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Recovery Month (September) to increase awareness and understanding of both mental and substance abuse disorders and celebrate the people who recover.
More about California Youth Services
CYS offers online counseling (aka Telehealth counseling) to all ages/life stages as an alternative to in-person counseling. Learn more.