U.S. Bank Supports Relief Efforts for Flood Victims in Western States
DENVER -- September 19, 2013
U.S. Bank is supporting relief efforts for victims of flooding in the western
states by contributing $50,000 to the American Red Cross, accepting donations
at U.S. Bank ATMs in the region and working with impacted customers to
accommodate late payments or other services as needed.
“This disaster has left us with a recovery effort that will take years to
complete,” said Hassan Salem, president of U.S. Bank in Colorado. “We are
pleased to be a partner with and support Red Cross efforts to provide valuable
and necessary services during a time of crisis, and we will do everything we
can to help our customers and communities in this region recover.”
U.S. Bank is a Red Cross Disaster Responder Program partner, with an annual
commitment of $250,000 that helps the Red Cross prepare for vital disaster
services nationwide. The agreement, announced earlier this year, also
establishes ATM donation capabilities that can be turned on in the event of a
disaster such as the recent flooding. U.S. Bank ATMs will accept contributions
for the floods through Oct. 21, 2013.
U.S. Bank is also reaching out to customers in the areas impacted by the
floods, and encourages affected customers who have not been contacted to call
1-800-USBANKS if they need to make alternative arrangements given their
U.S. Bank will also match employee contributions to the Red Cross, doubling
the impact of their donation. In addition to financial contributions to the
Red Cross, U.S. Bank provides employees with educational and volunteer
opportunities through the Red Cross where they can learn CPR, donate blood,
and make sure they are prepared in the event of a disaster.
About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to
victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches
skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports
military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit
organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American
public to perform its mission. For more information, visit redcross.org or
visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. To make a text donation of $10 to American
Red Cross Disaster Relief text REDCROSS to: 90999.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank operates 153 branches and more than 243 ATMs in Colorado. U.S.
Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $353 billion in assets as of June 30, 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
3,087 banking offices in 25 states and 5,032 ATM and 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.
Teri Charest, U.S. Bank Public Relations
(612) 303-0732, firstname.lastname@example.org
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