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U.S. Bank ATMs Accepting Donations Through June 17 for American Red Cross Relief Efforts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
U.S. Bank ATMs Accepting Donations Through June 17 for American Red Cross Relief Efforts10:30 EDT Wednesday, June 12, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- U.S. Bank customers have through Monday, June 17 to make donations to the American Red Cross at more than 2,000 U.S. Bank ATMs in 25 states to support victims of the devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and other states last month. The funds will go directly to the Red Cross to help people affected by disasters like the Midwest tornadoes, wildfires or other crises across the country.
In addition, the U.S. Bank Foundation will match donations made by its employees to the Red Cross through the company's matching gift fund, doubling the impact of their donations.
U.S. Bank's credit card division and Elan Financial Services are also working to help last month's Oklahoma tornado victims. For a period of time, the companies have waived many fees and interest charges on balances, and have suspended minimum payments.
The public can make $10 donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief by texting REDCROSS to: 90999.
U.S. Bank and the Red Cross last year established a partnership that includes an annual commitment of $250,000 from U.S. Bank that will help the Red Cross prepare for vital disaster services. The partnership also established U.S. Bank Employee Awareness and Preparedness Fairs for the company's 65,000 employees. U.S. Bank will continue to work closely with the Red Cross throughout the year to provide opportunities for employees to donate blood and volunteer time to the charity.
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, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), 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. The Company operates 3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,056 ATMs 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 http://www.usbank.com.
Note to editors: video of donations being made at a U.S. Bank ATM is available at http://mediamojo.com/usbank/atm/
U.S. Bank Public Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733