MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 10, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- More than 1,000 U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) employees,
family and friends will paint 33 Twin Cities area homes as part of the
annual summer event "A Brush With Kindness," a program of Twin Cities
Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer crews will paint homes on Saturday,
August 13, from 8 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m.
This is the sixth year U.S. Bancorp employees have volunteered to
help out neighborhoods through this special program. More than 120
homes have been painted by the company's employee volunteers through
this program over the past five years. U.S. Bancorp has the most
corporate volunteers for this year's "A Brush With Kindness."
"U.S. Bancorp employees volunteering for this great project come
from many areas of the bank, so it really is a team effort," said
Richard Davis, president and chief operating officer for U.S. Bancorp.
"This partnership with Habitat for Humanity has meant a lot to the
company and employees, and helps us meet the needs of the communities
where we live and work."
"This is the sixth summer that U.S. Bancorp has stepped up to the
plate and helped make some of the homes in the neighborhoods look
really good and well-kept. The quality of the work they do is
outstanding, and the homeowners have expressed their appreciation to
me," said Pat Lund, manager of "A Brush With Kindness."
"A Brush With Kindness," a special program of Twin Cities Habitat
for Humanity, is a volunteer program that transforms neighborhoods by
assisting qualifying low-income homeowners in their efforts to live
independently and securely in their homes. It works in cooperation
with neighborhood associations, churches and businesses to target
specific blocks that can most benefit from a concentrated effort to
beautify and improve the quality of the homes. Volunteer crews "adopt"
specific homes where they do exterior painting, landscaping and make
minor exterior repairs. Many homeowners work alongside the volunteer
U.S. Bancorp, with assets of $204 billion, is the 6th largest
financial holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,383 banking offices and 4,877 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. U.S. Bancorp is the parent
company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
Note to editors: A list of the homes that will be painted is
available. Contact Amy Frantti for the list.
SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bank Media Relations