SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2007--U.S. Bank is collecting
school supplies for children of military families through all of its
40 U.S. Bank locations in San Diego County now through Aug. 8. The
drive is in support of Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization
that provides a broad base of support for families whose loved ones
are serving their country on deployment.
This is the second year that U.S. Bank employees have collected
school supplies for Operation Homefront. Last year, the bank collected
10,000 items, which it expects to surpass this year.
"So many people want to do whatever they can to support our
troops, so we are taking what was a tremendously successful event for
our employees last year and making it something that U.S. Bank
employees and customers can do together," said John Zygowicz,
president of U.S. Bank in San Diego.
Donated items will be distributed to pre-registered families from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 11 at the Murphy Canyon Chapel, 3495 Santo
Road in San Diego and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 12 at Saturn
West 78, 2205 Vista Way in Oceanside. U.S. Bank employees will
volunteer at the distribution centers to assist with the event and
personally thank families for their sacrifice on behalf of the nation.
Families must register at www.operationhomefront.net/sandiego to
receive school supplies at the distributions. Only military families
E6 and below and children in grades K-12 are eligible to sign up for
this program, and military identification is required on distribution
day to show eligibility.
To find a U.S. Bank in San Diego visit the online locator at
The U.S. Bank employee collection effort is part of U.S. Bank's
national sponsorship of the sixth annual Community Build Day, a
project of the Financial Services Roundtable. U.S. Bank will
participate with more than 160 Community Build Day projects in 106
communities across 31 states on or around Saturday, Aug. 4. The
Financial Services Roundtable is a trade association of 100 of the
largest integrated financial services companies in the United States.
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit that began in San
Diego and now serves military families nationwide. It provides
emergency support and morale to our military troops, the families they
leave behind during deployment and wounded warriors when they return
home. For more information, visit www.operationhomefront.net/sandiego.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $223 billion in assets, is the
parent company of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the
United States. The company operates 2,499 banking offices and 4,867
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.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
Tricia De La Paz, 858-695-6810
SOURCE: U.S. Bank