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Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and the City of Camden Awarded $100,000 From Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Affordable Housing Grant Competition

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November 18, 2015

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Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and the City of Camden Awarded $100,000 From Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone
Affordable Housing Grant Competition

November 16, 2015 – Camden, NJ – Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and the City of Camden were recently awarded a $100,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition. The grant will be used to complete significant energy efficient upgrades on low-income senior housing in Camden as part of phase II of the Power Offering Widespread Energy Recovery (POWER) project.

“The generosity and support exhibited today by the TD Charitable Foundation will make a real difference in the lives of our city’s senior homeowner population,” said Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd. “This project will not only significantly improve housing values, but more importantly, the overall quality of life for these senior homeowners. On behalf of the City of Camden, I congratulate Cooper’s Ferry on this great honor, and I look forward to our continued partnership in making the next phase of the POWER project a reality.”

The Housing for Everyone grant competition is one of the TD Charitable Foundation’s most widely known signature programs. The competition invites local non-profit organizations from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support and provide affordable housing initiatives in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $100,000 grant for a total grant donation of $2.5 million in 2015. This year’s theme was Affordable Housing for Seniors, focusing on initiatives that support the development of safe, affordable, accessible housing for older adults, aged 55 and over.

The POWER II project is the second phase of a multi-phased, collaborative home rehabilitation program in the City of Camden. Plans for this phase of the project include the completion of significant energy efficient upgrades, safety improvements and renovations to the facades and home systems in a minimum of 50 homes, owned by senior residents in the Whitman Park and Centerville neighborhoods of the City of Camden. Energy efficient upgrades include the installation of high efficiency heaters, hot water heaters, roofs, insulation and air sealing in each home.

“Cooper’s Ferry’s Camden home improvement programs help our city’s low income populations in several significant ways,” said Anthony Perno, CEO of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership. “To date, programs like POWER and the Camden Home Improvement Program (CHIP) have resulted in significant renovations and energy efficient upgrades to more than 450 homes throughout the city. The energy saving measures completed in POWER Phase I resulted in a minimum savings of 25 percent of total energy usage, and many participants experienced total energy savings of 20-45 percent. We thank TD Charitable Foundation for making POWER Phase II possible – we could not embark on the next phase of this project without their generous, unwavering support.”

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TD Bank 1.jpg – (from left) Dominique Goss, Vice President, Community Manager – Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Metro DC, TD Bank; Robert E. Curley III, South Jersey Market President, TD Bank; Kathy Cullen, Project Manager, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership; Anthony Perno, Chief Executive Officer, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership; and Joe Tredinnick, Regional Vice President, TD Bank.

About Cooper’s Ferry Partnership
Cooper's Ferry Partnership (CFP) was founded in 1984 as a private, non-profit corporation focusing on community and economic development in the City of Camden, New Jersey. Its mission is to develop and implement innovative public/private partnerships to effect sustainable economic revitalization and promote Camden as a place in which to live, work, visit and invest. CFP develops visionary long-range plans for the redevelopment and revitalization of Camden’s waterfronts and neighborhoods and works with private sector, government and community partners to make these plans a reality. For more information, visit www.coopersferry.com.

About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $148.1 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.

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 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, 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 at 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.

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