WAYZATA, Minn., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF), a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that supports wounded and fallen veterans and their families in Michigan, received more than $30,000 in funds raised by TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF). TCF Bank customers and team members donated money at more than 50 retail banking locations from July to December 2015.
"We always can count on our generous customers and team members to give back to the community in a big way," said Lou Campos, director of retail banking at TCF Bank. "Thanks to our customers and team members we increased our fundraising for The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund by more than $10,000 compared with last year. We're proud that this money stays in Michigan to support injured and fallen veterans and their families."
"TCF Bank is a great example of a company that gives back to the community by supporting our veterans," said Lynn Phillips, executive director at The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund. "With the money they raised, we've been able to support 15-20 veterans and their families by paying for living and funeral expenses. Thank you to TCF Bank and its customers and team members for making this very substantial donation and for making life a little bit easier for veterans and their families."
During the two years TCF Bank supported FWSF through its fundraising efforts, TCF Bank customers and team members in Michigan donated more than $50,000 to FWSF that helped 25-30 veterans and their families.
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of December 31, 2015, TCF had $20 billion in total assets and 375 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also conducts commercial leasing, equipment finance, and auto finance business in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance business in all 50 states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit tcfbank.com.
About The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund
The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund has provided support to Michigan-based soldiers who serve and protect our country since 2006. Funds donated provide support to injured soldiers to pay for living expenses such as mortgage payments, utility bills, transportation and food. Financial assistance also is provided to the families of the fallen. To learn more about The Fallen Wounded Soldiers Fund or make a donation, visit fwsf.org.
TCF Financial Corporation • 200 Lake Street E • Wayzata MN 55391
The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund • P.O. Box 33099 • Bloomfield Hills MI 48303
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