Team Red, White and Blue Announce Partnership with Barclays

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Barclays Employees, through its Military Services Network, will Engage in New Sports and Social Activities with Wounded Veterans

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"[I] look forward to working with my fellow employees at Barclays in assisting other Vets as they enter civilian life,” said Peter Fazio, an Army Veteran at Barclays with two deployments to Afghanistan and active Team Red, White and Blue athlete.

Yesterday, Team Red, White and Blue (“RWB”) announced the formation of a strategic partnership to provide opportunities for Barclays employees, through its Military Services Network, to engage in a variety of sports and social activities with Wounded Veterans and their families.

Team RWB was formed to (i) develop personal connectivity between Veterans with invisible wounds and citizens in the communities where they live, (ii) enhance reintegration of Veterans into civilian life through physical fitness and (iii) galvanize an esprit de corps among Veterans through membership with Team RWB. It has been actively transforming the Veteran non-profit landscape through its grassroots approach and dedication to building an organization that bridges the military and civilian communities. With Barclays’ support, Team Red, White and Blue will be better poised to accomplish its vision.

“We are very excited at the opportunity to work with the Barclays community and leverage the passion and momentum of the thousands of Team Red White and Blue Veterans, athletes and volunteers,” said Mike Erwin, Founder and Executive Director of Team Red White and Blue. “As one million service members transition from the U.S. military in the coming decade, our organization will grow to support them. We are confident that Barclays will play a key role in helping us to support thousands of these men and women who have served our great Nation.”

The Barclays Military Services Network is an employee-led group within Barclays which ____ (i) supports recruiting and mentoring of Veterans at Barclays, (ii) provides programs to increase awareness among employees of issues related to our volunteer Military force and (iii) engages in philanthropic endeavors designed to link employees directly with active duty servicemen and women and Veterans.

“Troops often return from deployments and exit the service soon afterwards. At the same time they are adjusting to life removed from combat, they are challenged by the many stresses of handling the transition, without a uniform and familiar support system, into a new community that often has a limited understanding of war’s harsh realities. I recently overcame these seemingly insurmountable obstacles myself and look forward to working with my fellow employees at Barclays in assisting other Vets as they enter civilian life,” said Peter Fazio, an Army Veteran at Barclays with two deployments to Afghanistan and active Team Red, White and Blue athlete.

The first major event between the two organizations will be a charity run, the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run, on September 9th to raise money to support Team Red, White and Blue’s mission.

To learn more about Team Red, White and Blue and how you can help, please visit http://www.teamrwb.org.

About Barclays
Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people.

We provide large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Our clients also benefit from access to the breadth of expertise across Barclays. We’re one of the largest financial services providers in the world, and are also engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, and wealth and investment management.

Barclays offers premier investment banking products and services to its clients through Barclays Bank PLC. For more information, visit http://www.barclays.com

About Team Red, White & Blue
Team Red, White & Blue is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Team Red, White & Blue’s goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they exit their position by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit http://www.teamrwb.org.

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