TD Bank Launches 'Coins for Caring' to Aid Victims of Haiti Earthquake

Jan 19, 2010, 10:38 ET from TD Bank

CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank ®,  announced today that in addition to TD's $100,000 donation last week, it is launching a collection in Florida to aid the victims of the devastation created by the earthquake in Haiti.

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"With a natural disaster of this magnitude, the need for substantial financial aid is enormous," said Tom te Riele, Market President, Florida. "Assisting people in need is an important part of TD Bank and we hope many people will join us in this effort to provide much needed assistance to the victims of the overwhelming catastrophe. Every little bit helps."

For the next 30 days, TD Bank is encouraging people to directly donate or who have spare change to stop by any TD Bank in Florida nearest them to use the bank's free Penny Arcade coin counting machines and then donate, all or a portion of, the cash to the 'Coins for Caring' campaign. TD Bank will give the money to Food for the Poor to assist in disaster relief.

The free, self-service Penny Arcade coin counting machines are easy to use and conveniently located next to the teller counter at all TD Bank branches.

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 15 largest commercial banks in the United States with $142 billion in assets, and provides customers with a full range of financial products and services at more than 1,000 convenient locations from Maine to Florida. TD Bank, N.A., is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. TD Bank is a trade name of TD Bank, N.A. For more information, visit  

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Financial Group of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America and one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's.

About Food for the Poor

Food for the Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information please visit,