CHARLESTON, S.C., Tuesday, April 8, 2014 –The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, recently presented a $10,000 donation to Louise Welch Williams, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region to support vital disaster services the Red Cross provides the community.
“TD once again is committed to supporting the important work of the American Red Cross in the local community,” said Dixon Woodward, Coastal Carolinas Market President, TD Bank. “We are happy to provide this grant to help fund the services and activities that the American Red Cross offers that make life better for us all.”
The American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region assisted 5,689 individuals affected by disaster last year. It also trained 28,248 people in lifesaving skills, such as CPR/AED and First Aid, sent 6,710 emergency messages to members of the armed forces and their families and distributed 119,735 units of blood to area hospitals.
“TD continues to be a great partner to the Red Cross and the thousands that we serve every year,” Williams said. “Supporters like TD enable the American Red Cross to be there whenever and wherever we are needed.”
The Palmetto SC Region, made up of six Red Cross chapters spanning 35-counties in South Carolina, touches 1 in 12 lives in our communities every year and responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Since January 1, 2014, the Palmetto SC Region has responded to the needs of more than 1,300 individuals affected by disasters. You can make a financial contribution to the American Red Cross by visiting Redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About the TD Charitable Foundation: The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $118.9 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.