TORONTO and CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 12, 2017 /CNW/ -- TD Bank Group and its subsidiary, TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, today announced donations to the relief efforts surrounding Hurricane Irma in Florida, the Carolinas and the Caribbean.
This includes $250,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Florida and the Carolinas. Additionally, the Foundation will provide $250,000 in relief funding to local organizations through employee and community matching gift donations.
TD Bank Group donated $100,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross to support relief efforts in the Caribbean.
"With more than 1 million customers and employees in Irma's path, TD is committed to providing emergency assistance to help those impacted by this devastating storm," said Greg Braca, President and CEO of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank. "These are our neighbors, our colleagues and our friends, and we'll stand beside them as they work to rebuild their lives."
TD is partnering on the ground in Florida and the Carolinas to help those impacted by:
- Stocking company vehicles with supplies for those in need
- Relocating two TD mobile banks to provide banking services to the hardest hit areas
- Taking steps to make banking as easy as possible for customers – including waiving fees, issuing debit and credit cards overnight, and offering a grace period for mortgage and home equity payments
TD Bank is committed to helping its communities recover from the most severe natural disasters. In addition to providing support for Hurricane Irma, it recently donated $225,000 to the American Red Cross to fund similar relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
Additional Relief Efforts to Be Provided
TD Bank will raise funds through its Bring Change and Coins for Caring charitable-giving program at the majority of its stores beginning Sept. 12. Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross relief efforts.
TD's Bring Change and Coins for Caring program raises money to fund community nonprofits that are making a meaningful impact and assist individuals in need from Maine to Florida. The program addresses issues impacting low- to moderate-income populations as well homelessness, food insecurity, services for those with special needs, and disaster-recovery efforts.
American Red Cross donations provide shelter, food, comfort and emergency support for people affected by tragedies, such as Hurricane Irma, including cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies. The American Red Cross also supplies emergency vehicles, shelter and hospital services to individuals in need.
For those interested in helping those impacted by the storm, donations can also be made directly to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.
"As one of the nation's leading banks, we have a responsibility to help people begin to rebuild their lives and their communities," said Braca.
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 24 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 10 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1 trillion in assets on April 30, 2015. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.
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