Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Receives $5,000 TD Charitable Foundation Grant
For Immediate Release
October 29, 2014
MIAMI, Fla October 29, 2014 ‐ Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade today announced it has received a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®.
The grant will be used toward the Safe and Healthy Housing for Military Veterans project that will help preserve affordable housing for several veterans residing in Miami-Dade. Rebuilding Together Miami has completed 51 veteran projects, including 14 veteran projects this year. Veterans who benefit from the Safe and Healthy Housing for Military include an 80-year-old U.S. Air Force Veteran, who served for 35 on active and reserve duty. He has lived with his wife in his home for 37 years, and the couple has struggled with maintenance and undertaking repairs due to health issues. The work scope included new flooring, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, ADA bathroom modifications, installing grab bars, lighting and plumbing repairs, interior and exterior repairs.
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is excited to be working with TD to create safe and healthy homes for military veterans and their families.
"We are privileged to be able to serve those who have served our country," said Donna Fales, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.
About Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free rehabilitation services to low-income, elderly, veterans and disabled homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $350,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 180 affiliates and is the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.
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 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 $123 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.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.