CINCINNATI – Fifth Third today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The donation is designated for the states of North Carolina and South Carolina and is being funded through the Fifth Third Foundation.
Fifth Third Regional President Lee Fite, said, “In the wake of Hurricane Florence, we understand that our fellow citizens, many of them our employees and customers, are hurting and encountering hardship from the hurricane and the flooding it left in its wake. It’s important for us to financially support relief efforts.”
“At a time when Fifth Third is healing from its own tragedy in Cincinnati, the company has made this very generous contribution to Hurricane Florence relief efforts,” said Stephanie Byrd, CEO of the American Red Cross of Greater Cincinnati. “I have seen first-hand the destruction caused by this horrific storm. Lives have been permanently changed. With this gift, Fifth Third will restore hope and give much-needed relief to the residents of North Carolina and South Carolina who’ve been completely devastated by Hurricane Florence.”
Specific Fifth Third financial centers in North Carolina are serving as collection points for community donations of supplies and items, including bottled water, bleach, mops, diapers, paper products, cleaning supplies, toiletries, baby supplies and non-perishable foods by September 28.
The financial centers accepting donations of these items are:
- University, 8601 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte.
- South Park, 6310 Fairview Road, Charlotte.
- Cornelius, 20301 W. Catawba Avenue, Cornelius.
- Wilmar, 871 Church Street North, Concord.
- The Atrium, 2501 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
- Lincolnton Main, 402 East Main Street, Lincolnton.
Community members wishing to donate financially can also contribute at Fifth Third branches throughout its footprint. Proceeds will go to the United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund.
Established in 1948, the Fifth Third Foundation was the first charitable foundation created by a financial institution. The Foundation supports worthy causes in the areas of health and human services, education, community development and the arts in the states where Fifth Third Bank operates.
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of March 31, 2018, the Company had $142 billion in assets and operated 1,153 full-service Banking Centers and 2,459 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to more than 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2018, had $363 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $37 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.