Welcome to Fifth Third Bank’s 53vets Website

Fifth Third Bank considers it an honor and a privilege to give back to veterans who sacrifice and dedicate themselves in service to the United States.* If you are active-duty military, a reservist, veteran or a family member of any of these, please accept our Company’s sincere thanks for all that you have done and will do.

Our Company supports veterans in a variety of ways, including the delivery of military- and veteran-focused financial products and services. We also have a year-round and comprehensive program of veteran and military support in the communities we serve. This support culminates in a very public way each November, the month of Veterans Day. Efforts across our 12-state footprint center around:

1)   Reemployment—helping veterans transition back into the workforce;
2)   Community-based housing support—rebuilding veterans’ homes and providing resources for the establishment of those homes.
3)   Education—assisting with educational needs, including job training, scholarship assistance and financial empowerment. 

Thanks to the generous volunteerism of our employees, Fifth Third Bank accomplishes this through:

  • Job training and search assistance. Veterans and members of the U.S. military can get free job transition assistance through the Job Seeker’s Toolkit from NextJob, a national reemployment solutions company. Access to these nine proven job training and search online modules is available at no charge from Oct. 15 – Dec. 31, 2014. Once started, access continues for 39 weeks.
  • Fundraising for military and veterans organizations, including Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to spouses and children of those killed or disabled in service to America, DAV (Disabled American Veterans, the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in the U.S., and others. . 
  • Commemorative events that honor past and present servicemen and women. These events may include gathering and assembling care packages and leading ‘thank you’ letter drives for military serving overseas.
  • Widespread volunteerism for a variety of projects, including the renovation, refurbishment and rejuvenation of housing for low-income veterans in collaboration with local chapters of Rebuilding Together. 

*Also includes commissioned officers of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.