Donations Help Fund Scholarships for Family Members of Lost or Disabled Soldiers.
TAMPA, Fla. – To commemorate Veterans Day, Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) recently kicked off a campaign benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation. Through scholarships and other financial assistance, the organization gives back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to the country.
Donations from the community will be collected at Fifth Third Bank branches and will benefit families in the Tampa Bay area. The bank will match donations raised up to $5,000 cumulatively.
“We are proud to invite the public to join us in demonstrating our gratitude to those who serve in the military and their families,” said Brian Lamb, president of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay). “According to Folds of Honor, more than 87% of military families don’t qualify for federal scholarship assistance. We know troops and their families make sacrifices every day protecting our freedom and are most certainly deserving of financial support.”
The fundraising effort will run through November 16. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate. Cash or check donations payable to “Folds of Honor” will be accepted at all Fifth Third Bank locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties.
To donate, stop by your local Fifth Third banking center or visit 53.com to find a location nearest you.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $118 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,322 full-service Banking Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,409 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 39% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2012, had $291 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $25 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.