Fifth Third Bank Chicago Announces Results Of Recent Efforts To Support Local
Military And Veterans Community
CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2012
CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fifth Third Bank (Chicago) annual
campaign entitled "Honoring Those Who Served," was a resounding success. The
annual campaign was comprised of three components:
1.The bank raised and donated a total of $100,000 to the Folds of Honor
Foundation. For five weeks preceding Veterans Day (November 12), the bank
raised funds to help this national non-profit that provides current and
future use educational scholarships for the family members of wounded or
2.Employees from the bank volunteered time in service to those who serve.
Many employees served meals at local veterans organizations, visited
veterans hospitals and placed flags on the gravesites of local veterans on
Veterans Day weekend.
3.A large public event at Union Station known as the "Veterans Day of
Appreciation" Rally. U.S., state and local elected officials participated
and/or spoke at the event, including U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, Illinois
Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David F. Steindl, Cook County
Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
At this event the following activities occurred:
oBank employees spent the day assembling 1,530 care packages under the
mentorship of the Heart of a Marine Foundation. The packages were sent to
Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard troops in Afghanistan. The public
visited the event throughout the day and wrote personal notes of support
for the troops that were included in the care packages.
oPritzker Military Museum showcased exhibits of real-life military
oWar Dogs Making It Home, a Chicago area non-profit, shared news about its
program of rescuing local dogs from "high-kill" animal shelters and
training them to become certified emotional support dogs, and pairing them
with area veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or
traumatic brain injury.
oOngoing musical performances on the event's main stage featuring area
high schools, ROTC units, and even sixth season "American Idol" alumnus,
Media Contact: Andrew Hayes, 312-823-4333
SOURCE Fifth Third Bank (Chicago)
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