PORTLAND — In honor of our nation’s veterans, TD Bank will serve as a designated hub to support K9s on The Front Line as part of its annual “Bring Change” veterans campaign. TD Bank is inviting local members of the community to participate in a fundraising event through Nov. 10 to benefit the veterans’ organization.
Aimed at raising money for causes that impact veterans, this is TD Bank’s second annual veterans Bring Change initiative. The mission is to support organizations that help former military and service members’ transition into housing, receive mental health services, and get support for disabilities. This year, the program is supporting several deserving organizations through events at 250 different TD Bank store locations, a number that has doubled since last year.
A separate grant contribution will be provided through the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.
K9s on The Front Line is a nonprofit organization in Portland that supplies fully trained PTSD service dogs at no cost to the recipient. A specially trained PTSD service dog can help save a recipient’s life by neutralizing negative emotions absorbed from the human partner and replacing those emotions with a sense of security. All funds from the Bring Change event will help K9s on The Front Line continue offering these lifesaving companions, offering training, follow-up assistance, and a family environment for veterans and their loved ones.
Donation collections are being accepted 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at TD Bank branches at 1 Portland Square, 362 Allen Ave., 449 Forest Ave., 477 Congress St. No. 481 and 1410 Congress St. in Portland; and 250 Maine Mall Road and 9 Market St. in South Portland.
The bank will give the donations to K9s on The Front Line at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at 449 Forest Ave.