MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 12, 2013--
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/
Source: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Public Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733