Fifth Third Bank Chicago Announces Results Of Recent Efforts To Support Local Military And Veterans Community

Fifth Third Bank Chicago Announces Results Of Recent Efforts To Support Local
                       Military And Veterans Community

PR Newswire

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
    lost soldiers.
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,
    Gina Glocksen.

Media Contact: Andrew Hayes, 312-823-4333

SOURCE Fifth Third Bank (Chicago)
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