Press release from Business Wire
U.S. Bank ATMs to Accept Donations for Operation Homefront
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
U.S. Bank ATMs to Accept Donations for Operation Homefront10:30 EDT Wednesday, October 30, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- U.S. Bank customers can make donations to Operation Homefront at more than 2,900 U.S. Bank ATMs in 25 states. The funds will go directly to Operation Homefront, a military support nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors.
U.S. Bank ATMs will accept contributions October 30 through November 20, 2013. U.S. Bank customers will be able to donate from their primary checking or savings account in amounts from $5 to $299.
“U.S. Bank is a strong supporter of the military and veterans, and we're honored to assist in this effort to help Operation Homefront meets its mission,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), the parent company of U.S. Bank. “American service members and wounded warriors put their lives on the line every day to protect and defend our great nation, and we're proud to be their financial partner.”
“Many Americans want to support our military families, but don't always know how,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “U.S. Bank is making it easy for their customers to make a difference in the lives of these families that sacrifice so much for all of us. We're grateful to U.S. Bank and their customers for their commitment to our men and women in uniform.”
U.S. Bank supports active duty and veteran military employees. In addition to having generous paid military leave and paid family military leave policies, U.S. Bank has resources available to managers to help them support employee veterans. U.S. Bank's Proud to Serve program, which focuses on hiring veterans, supports their needs after they're hired, and honors their service to our country. The U.S. Bank Military Service Center is a dedicated customer service line for military members and their families that is staffed with bankers familiar with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
U.S. Bank is a 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award winner, and was also recognized by G.I. Jobs as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer in 2011 and 2012. U.S. Veterans Magazine listed U.S. Bank on its 2012 Best of the Best: Top 100 Companies Recruiting Veterans. Military Times named the bank top employer for three years. U.S. Bank is just one of just one of 39 companies in its Best of Vets annual survey.
About Operation Homefront
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has met more than 750,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. Nationally, 95 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.
About U.S. Bank
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, with $361 billion in assets as of September 30, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,088 banking offices in 25 states and 4,937 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 www.usbank.com.
U.S. Bank Public Relations
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