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Touchdowns for the Troops

Touchdowns for the Troops

Monday, January 29, 2018/Categories: Community, Heartland Bank

Heartland Bank has been a dedicated supporter of the United Service Organizations of Central and Southern Ohio (USO-CSO) for many years. From hosting events like ‘Tailgate for the Troops’ to serving as a sponsor of their annual black tie fundraiser, Heartland Bank is proud to consider the USO-CSO a trusted, valuable partner.  On a personal level, Heartland’s Chairman, President and CEO, Scott McComb, has served in many leadership positions in the organization and is deeply committed to their success.

This past year, as part of Heartland’s partnership with The Ohio State University and IMG Sports Marketing, the bank structured a unique fundraising campaign called Touchdowns for the Troops.  With every Buckeye touchdown scored, Heartland committed to making a monetary donation to the USO.  Thanks to 70 regular season touchdowns and six in the postseason, Heartland was proud to present a check to the USO-CSO in the amount of $7,900.

The bottom line for the USO is to contribute to the well-being of our military members and their families. Crossing the line at the end-zone is the goal of the Buckeyes.  With both lines as the focus, Heartland jumped at the chance to make a difference for the USO-CSO.

Sherry Ems, Executive Director of the USO of Central and Southern Ohio, shared, “In 2017, we served over 180,000 service members and their families in Ohio, West Virginia and Northern Kentucky through the programs that our USO has to offer.  As a charter center under USO, Inc., we are a separate 501c3 and are completely self-funded.  Therefore, we rely on events such as Touchdown for the Troops to help raise money for our USO-CSO.  We couldn’t carry out our mission without the generosity of our donors, and we are grateful to Heartland Bank for their tremendous support.”

Heartland is honored to contribute to programs in Central Ohio that make a difference. We welcome the chance to help you with your bottom line to make that difference for you, your family and/or your business. We can also help you cross the goal line with a personal or business banking package that amounts to a real-life touchdown.  We invite you to come on over to Heartland where we are always on the front-line for you!

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