MINNEAPOLIS & EDGEFELD, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 21, 2005--More
than 60,000 conservationists who work to protect the natural habitat
of our waterfowl resource now have a new source of support through the
Waterfowl U.S.A. Visa(R) credit card from U.S. Bank. The card
generates support for the association each time a new card is
activated and repeatedly thereafter each time the card is used.
"Our goal is to preserve and improve wintering and breeding
habitat within the United States, and now everyone who shares our
vision can participate in protecting this precious resource," said
Roger White, president and chief executive officer of Waterfowl U.S.A.
The Waterfowl U.S.A. Visa credit card carries the organization's
logo and depicts two ducks about to make a water landing. The card
holder enjoys benefits including no annual fee, a low introductory
rate (APR) and a choice of rewards including cash back or points
redeemable for merchandise, travel, gift certificates or virtually any
reward with the Choose Your Own Reward option.
"We are proud to support the mission of Waterfowl U.S.A. with a
card that gives members the rewards they choose while supporting the
organization with each purchase," said Tanya Turner, senior vice
president of affinity products at U.S. Bank. "We look forward to a
long and rewarding relationship for Waterfowl U.S.A. and its members."
Waterfowl U.S.A. was founded in January 1983 as the only national
non-profit, conservation organization, dedicated to using funds in the
areas in which they are raised for local and state waterfowl projects.
It was founded by biologists for the purpose of preserving and
improving wintering and breeding habitat within the United States.
There was, and still is, a tremendous need to fund waterfowl projects
on the local level. Therefore, local and state fund-raising chapters
are being organized to lead the way in restoring waterfowl enjoyment.
Today, there are more than 63,000 members of Waterfowl U.S.A. For more
information on Waterfowl U.S.A. visit www.waterfowlusa.org/creditcard.
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Roger White, 803-637-5767
SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp