MINNEAPOLIS, May 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), the parent company of U.S. Bank,
continues its dedication to the communities it serves by supporting
nonprofit organizations and encouraging and rewarding the
extraordinary volunteer work of its 54,000 employees with the fourth
annual U.S. Bank Five Star Volunteer Award program.
U.S. Bancorp will recognize more than 100 employees who provide
exceptional volunteer service to a nonprofit organization in their
community. In addition to company recognition, U.S. Bancorp will award
the nonprofit up to $1,000 in honor of the employee. The U.S. Bank
Five Star Volunteer Award winners will be announced third quarter of
"U.S. Bancorp employees from all across our company contribute
countless hours of their personal time, talent and effort to the
causes that mean a lot to them," said Deborah Burke, director of the
U.S. Bancorp Foundation. "The Five Star Volunteer Award program is a
way for us to honor the hard work and dedication of our employee
volunteers who help make our communities thrive."
In addition to the Five Star Volunteer Awards, U.S. Bancorp also
encourages its employees to volunteer through its Five Star Volunteer
Day program. Introduced this year, Five Star Volunteer Day gives all
eligible U.S. Bancorp employees 8 hours of paid time off each year to
volunteer in their community at organizations such as nonprofit or
civic agencies and schools.
U.S. Bank Five Star Volunteer Award nominations may be made by a
U.S. Bancorp employee or by a nonprofit organization. To request a
nomination form, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The
2008 nomination deadline is Friday, May 23.
U.S. Bancorp, with $242 billion in assets, is the parent company
of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the United States.
The company operates 2,522 banking offices and 4,844 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
SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp
Jennifer Wendt, Media Relations, 612-303-0733