Columbia, SC – October 24, 2017 – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has selected Keep the Midlands Beautiful to participate in TD Tree Days, a community-based program that expands urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. On Tuesday, October 24, staff and volunteers of Keep the Midlands Beautiful will join local employees of TD Bank to plant 30 trees at the intersection of Bush River Road and Westcott Road in Columbia starting at 9:00 a.m.
"We're proud to once again partner with Keep the Midlands Beautiful during TD Tree Days," said Shannon Stephens, Regional Vice President, TD Bank. "The trees we plant today will not only beautify this stretch of roadway, they will produce oxygen, improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions and enhance the quality of life."
Now in its seventh year, TD Tree Days will bring together more than 1,000 community members and TD employees from September through early November to plant approximately 850 trees in 21 communities across the United States. TD Tree Days is funded by TD Bank and managed with support from The Arbor Day Foundation.
"We are excited to participate in TD Tree Days because the change to this particular road will help us further our mission in a variety of areas. The planting of 30 trees will beautify this corridor also it will prevent the illegal dumping and unwanted parking that has been happening along this roadside.” said Jacqueline Buck, Executive Director of Keep the Midlands Beautiful. “Businesses like TD Bank are showing their commitment to community by funding programs like this,” Buck said.
Founded in 2010, the program has made a significant positive impact for communities and the environment as TD's flagship volunteer and urban greening program, planting more than 285,000 trees and shrubs in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Luxembourg.
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About Keep the Midlands Beautiful
Established in 1989 to serve Richland and Lexington Counties, the mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in our community through litter prevention, recycling and beautification. Each year, thousands of Midlands residents volunteer to support this mission, including almost 375 groups regularly removing litter on area roads and waterways, schools and businesses coming together to implement recycling programs, and communities pursuing beautification projects. As a 5013© organization we rely heavily on support from corporate partners, local business support and dedicated individuals.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, MidAtlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.