U.S. Bank ATMs Accepting Donations for American Red Cross Disaster Relief in Light of Oklahoma Tornado
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. Bank customers can make donations to the American Red Cross at more than 2,000 U.S. Bank ATMs in 25 states to support relief efforts across the country like the devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and the Midwest this week. The funds will help the Red Cross meet the needs of those affected by the tornadoes and other disasters.
U.S. Bank ATMs will accept contributions through Thursday, June 6, 2013. 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.
“The impact of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and the Midwest was devastating and the road to recovery will be long for many families. Through the generosity of its partners such as U.S. Bank and its customers and employees, the American Red Cross can quickly respond with shelter, food and comfort now, and lasting support as residents move toward recovery,” said Neal Litvack, chief development officer for the Red Cross.
In addition, the public can make $10 donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief by texting REDCROSS to: 90999.
U.S. Bank and the Red Cross recently 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.
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Amy Frantti, U.S. Bank Public Relations
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