BBVA Compass, Houston Dynamo help Houston Food Bank prepare for hurricane
- Volunteers finish disaster relief boxes during Houston Food Bank Challenge
- Dynamo players Ching and Boswell lead team of 60 volunteers
HOUSTON, July 22, 2013
HOUSTON, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With weather forecasters predicting an
active hurricane season, BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo on Monday teamed
up during the Houston Food Bank Challenge to finish assembling disaster relief
About 60 volunteers — including Dynamo forward Brian Ching and defender Bobby
Boswell, as well as BBVA Compass and Dynamo employees — helped the Houston
Food Bank surpass its goal of 22,500 boxes. Last week, the Dynamo held a
Twitter contest to pick 10 fans to participate in the event.
"With the recent tornadoes in North Texas and Oklahoma, we're reminded how
important it is to be prepared if or when disaster strikes," said BBVA Compass
Director of Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Reymundo Ocanas. "Now that
we'rein the middle of hurricane season, we want to help the Houston Food Bank
be ready to serve the community's needs during an emergency."
Last month, Houston was listed as the No. 5 city on The Weather Channel's list
of the "10 Most Vulnerable and Overdue Hurricane Cities."
"The Dynamo is pleased to be partnering with BBVA Compass on another positive
community initiative based around the Building a Better Houston campaign,"
said Dynamo President Chris Canetti. "We thank BBVA Compass for taking a
leading role on this and are happy to support their efforts."
The event is a continuation of the bank's Building a Better Houston initiative
with the Dynamo, launched last year before the opening of BBVA Compass
Stadium. In May, the bank and the Dynamo renovated a home in Houston's East
End as part of the initiative. For more information on the campaign, visit
About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global
financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in
Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, and has leading
franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its
diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on
technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate
responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial
education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It
operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best
practices. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 688
branches, including 352 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in
California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass
ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market
share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and
Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small
Business Administration lenders. Additional information about BBVA Compass can
be found at www.bbvacompass.com.
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.
About the Houston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup
championships and four conference championships in its first seven seasons and
qualified to represent the United States in international competition six
times, including the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League. The team currently
trains in the Methodist Champions' Field at Houston Amateur Sports Park
(HASP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at BBVA
Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to
www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.
SOURCE BBVA Compass
Contact: Brittany Fish, Corporate Communications, Tel. 713-831-5582,
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