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In-branch donations support training of medical service dogs to aid disabled veterans and first responders
TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCF), and the Michigan chapter of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. today announced that TCF Bank customers and team members raised more than $20,000 for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, supporting the training of medical service dogs to help disabled veterans and first responders. In two years, TCF has raised nearly $55,000 for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Donations were collected at 51 TCF Bank branches in Michigan.
“TCF Bank customers and team members see the value in providing medical service dogs to veterans and individuals who manage a disability, helping them unleash the power to heal,” said Camilla Stensendirector of retail banking at TCF Bank. “We have continued to support Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs for a second year because they provide life-changing guidance and services that help veterans and individuals with a disability gain and maintain their independence.”
“The services and support our medical service dogs provide would not be possible without the generosity of companies like TCF Bank,” said Jolanthe Basset, Michigan Regional Coordinator of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. “The lives that we have touched because of our donors make our jobs even more special. Every donation means so much to us because we are able to provide aid to veterans and individuals with disabilities including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injuries, seizure disorders, mobility issues and more. We extend our thank you to TCF Bank for its kindness and dedication to our deserving clients.”
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of June 30, 2017, TCF had $22.1 billion in total assets and 321 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, 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 Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)3 with a mission to rescue, raise, train and then donate the finest medical service dogs to veterans and others who struggle with the effects of a disability such as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and seizure disorders. In just our first seven years, we’ve paired nearly 200 individually trained, federally protected medical service dogs to those in need. With up to 1,500 hours of training per dog, it is a long process, but worth every moment when you see the results of Unleashing the Power to Heal, and the life-saving, life-changing difference it makes for our recipients. For more information, please visit our website at medicalservicedogs.org.
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