Bank to Match Donations to Camaraderie Foundation
TAMPA, Fla. – According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 300,000 veterans live in the Tampa Bay area. To support those troops and their families, Fifth Third Bank has partnered with Camaraderie Foundation to help heal the invisible wounds of war.
From Oct. 19 to Nov. 19, all Fifth Third banking centers throughout Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Jacksonville will collect and match donations for Camaraderie Foundation, up to $10,000 cumulatively.
“We are honored to be able to serve our veterans, military and their families,” said Barb Scherer, regional marketing director for Fifth Third Bank (North Florida). “By matching donations to help provide support, encouragement and financial assistance, we hope to give back to those who have already given so much.”
Currently, one in four active duty service members experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental health problems. To help combat these statistics, Camaraderie Foundation provides scholarships for private counseling, community support networks and mentor leadership programs for local military veterans and their families.
“Through generous donations from supporters like Fifth Third Bank, we are able to serve veterans who need our help,” said Terri L. Wallace, executive director of Camaraderie Foundation. “Every dollar given will allow us to continue making a more significant impact in our community.”
“Last November, I seriously considered suicide,” said Michelle Raia, a current Camaraderie Foundation client. “It has been a long journey back and with the counseling provided, I am so much stronger and have the tools necessary to battle depression and anxiety. It has been a truly life-saving gift for me and my family.”
To learn more about Camaraderie Foundation, visit www.camaraderiefoundation.org.To donate, stop into any Fifth Third banking center throughout Central Florida, Tampa Bay or Jacksonville. Visit www.53.com to find a location nearest you.
About Camaraderie Foundation
Camaraderie Foundation is a Central Florida based 501(c)(3) organization that provides private counseling, spiritual and emotional support to military service members and their families. Founded in 2009, Camaraderie’s mission is to provide healing for invisible wounds of war through counseling, emotional, and spiritual support for all branches of military service members, veterans and their families. To learn more, visit www.CamaraderieFoundation.org, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @SupportCAM.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had $143 billion in assets and operates 1,191 full-service Banking Centers, including 94 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,497 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third also has an 18.3% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2016, had $314 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® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender
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