U.S. Bank Celebrates Service During National Volunteer Week
U.S. Bank employees volunteered approximately 250,000 hours in 2012
MINNEAPOLIS -- April 24, 2013
U.S. Bank is celebrating service during National Volunteer Week, a time
designed to recognize people doing extraordinary service in their communities.
National Volunteer Week 2013 takes place April 21 through April 27.
“U.S. Bank employees are encouraged to volunteer in their communities
throughout the year,” said John Elmore, vice chairman of community banking and
branch delivery for U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), the parent company of U.S. Bank.
“In 2012, U.S. Bank employees volunteered approximately 250,000 hours in their
hometowns across the country – and our goal is to exceed that amount in 2013.”
Elmore added, “Our commitment to serving in our communities is demonstrated by
our U.S. Bank Volunteer Days, where employees can take up to 16 hours of paid
time off annually to volunteer, and our ‘Dollars for Doing’ program, which
recognizes our employees’ volunteerism with charitable contributions from the
U.S. Bank Foundation. Celebrating National Volunteer Week is a great way for
us to let the people in our communities know how much we care about them and
how fortunate we are to do business here.”
To mark National Volunteer Week, hundreds of U.S. Bank volunteers across the
company will meet with local youth for Teach Children to Save Day, an annual
event established by the American Bankers Association in 1997. In 2012, 1,700
savings lessons were taught by U.S. Bank employees to more than 57,000
students for Teach Children to Save Day. U.S. Bank employees and students will
explore ways to save money such as budgeting and “living green.”
U.S. Bank has relationships with many nonprofit organizations including
American Cancer Society Relay for Life, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls
Clubs, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Salvation Army, Second
Harvest, Special Olympics and United Way.
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the
impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our
civic leadership. The week draws the support and endorsement of President
Barack Obama and Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as
corporate and community groups across the country. To find out more about
National Volunteer Week, visit www.pointsoflight.org.
U.S. Bancorp, with $355 billion in assets as of March 31, 2013, is the parent
company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the company operates 3,080
banking offices in 25 states and 5,056 ATMs. The bank provides a comprehensive
line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment
services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S.
Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
Corporate Public Relations
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