CHARLESTON, S.C., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 – TD Bank Market President Dixon Woodward recently presented an $11,000 donation to Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region. The donation will support the vital services the Red Cross provides to the community.
“TD Bank is committed to supporting organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for the community,” said Dixon Woodward, Coastal Carolinas Market President, TD Bank. “We are happy to support 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.
“The vital services we provide in our communities are made possible because of the generosity of supporters like TD Bank,” Williams said. “Supporters like TD Bank enable the American Red Cross to be there whenever and wherever we are needed.“
The Palmetto SC Region, made up of seven 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, 2013, the Palmetto SC Region has responded to the needs of more than 1,200 families and 3,900 individuals affected by disaster.
You can also make a financial contribution to the American Red Cross by visiting Redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiatives, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families.
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 $108.4 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.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
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