DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec 13, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) was awarded a $20,000 grant
from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation recently. The funds will be used for the
organization's building campaign; "Your Money Matters" immigrant financial
literacy project; and the direct food marketing project for independent family
The mission of Iowa CCI is to empower and unite local people of all ethnic
backgrounds to take control of their communities, involve them in identifying
problems and needs and in taking action to address them, and be a vehicle for
social, economic and environmental justice.
"We are grateful for this grant from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation," said Joe
Fagan, executive director of Iowa CCI. "The grant will help our organization
continue to provide needed services to the community, including the goal of
increasing financial literacy of immigrants and their long-term financial
success; helping independent family farmers connect directly with consumer who
are interested in farm fresh meat and affordable and locally grown healthy food;
and improvements to our organization's office space."
"Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is a great resource and asset to the
entire Iowa community. U.S. Bank is proud to support them," said Michael Helak,
president of U.S. Bank in Des Moines. "We are extremely fortunate to have such a
dedicated nonprofit organization that works tirelessly for the betterment of all
U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with
assets in excess of $174 billion, is the 8th largest financial services holding
company in the United States. The company operates 2,133 banking offices and
4,680 ATMs (in Iowa U.S. Bank has 110 offices and 230 ATMs) and provides a
comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust
and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S.
Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of
certain key banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their
inconvenience. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
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CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Amy Frantti, 612/303-0733
U.S. Bank, Des Moines
Mike Helak, 515/247-4902
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