TAMPA, FL – Fifth Third Bank teams up again with Rebuilding Together national to rebuild veterans’ homes during the month of November. Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (RTTB) is a local Rebuilding Together affiliate joining this effort by launching the Veterans Housing Program in Tampa Bay. Mr. Robert Belle, a retired veteran will be the first of several veterans to have his home repaired and brought to safer, healthier and energy-efficient conditions.
Volunteers from Fifth Third Bank, along with RTTB, will renovate the home of retired US Army and Navy veteran, Robert Belle.
WHEN: Thursday, November 6
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Fifth Third Bank volunteers and RTTB staff arrive, breakfast (sponsored by Panera Bread) will be served
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Pep rally will take place and renovations will begin
9:00 – noon – Best time for coverage to get all volunteers in action
Noon – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch will be served. This is a good time to interview volunteers, sponsor, etc.
1:00 p.m. – Project is wrapped up
4411 Bass St., Tampa, FL 33617
WHO: Retired US Army and Navy veteran, Robert Belle, will receive a new roof and some additional well-needed repairs to his home.
RSVP: Pablo J. Avilés, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay
This rehab project is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and Panera Bread is the breakfast sponsor.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $126 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,321 full-service Banking Centers, including 102 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,398 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 25% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2013, had $318 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 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® Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender .
About Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay
Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay is a nonprofit organization, providing home repair services to low-income families, the elderly, wounded veterans, victims of disasters and persons with disabilities. Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay makes homes safer, healthier and more energy efficient by providing an array of home rehabilitation services including emergency services, home repairs, home improvements, weatherproofing and barrier removal.
Through support from foundation, corporate, public and individual sponsors; local businesses; skilled labor; and, the hands-on work of hundreds of volunteers each year, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay renovates and repairs homes of Tampa Bay’s economically-disadvantaged homeowners. Since inception, the value of Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay’s work has totaled more than $4 million, repaired over 350 homes and non-profit-owned facilities and involved over 10,000 volunteers in its work. More information is available www.rttb.org.