HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today informed fire companies that Treasury currently holds nearly $180,000 in unclaimed property for hundreds of companies statewide.
"Many fire companies across the state are facing dire financial circumstances, forcing them to do so much with so little," said Torsella. "Part of how we can support our first responders is to make sure they have property returned that's rightfully theirs."
Each year, Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property – money from items such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, and contents of safe deposit boxes.
"All across the Commonwealth, fire companies are performing courageous work, often done by volunteers and fueled by donations," said Torsella. "I want to make sure we're looking out for them, just like they do for us."
Treasury generated a listing of fire companies that have unclaimed property.
Claimants may also search Treasury's website for unclaimed property, or Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property is also available toll-free at 1-800-222-2046, to help conduct a thorough search for unclaimed property.
Media contact: Heidi Havens, Treasury, 717-787-2991 or email@example.com
The Pennsylvania Treasury is an independent department of state government led by the state treasurer, who is elected every four years. The department's primary duty is to safeguard and manage the state's public funds. It invests state money to generate income on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania, reviews and processes payments for state government agencies, and serves as custodian of more than $100 billion in state funds. Key Treasury programs include Unclaimed Property, PA 529 College Savings Program and the Board of Finance and Revenue. To learn more visit patreasury.gov.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Treasury Department