DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Bank is supporting relief efforts for victims of flooding in the western states by contributing $50,000 to the American Red Cross, accepting donations at U.S. Bank ATMs in the region and working with impacted customers to accommodate late payments or other services as needed.
“This disaster has left us with a recovery effort that will take years to complete,” said Hassan Salem, president of U.S. Bank in Colorado. “We are pleased to be a partner with and support Red Cross efforts to provide valuable and necessary services during a time of crisis, and we will do everything we can to help our customers and communities in this region recover.”
U.S. Bank is a Red Cross Disaster Responder Program partner, with an annual commitment of $250,000 that helps the Red Cross prepare for vital disaster services nationwide. The agreement, announced earlier this year, also establishes ATM donation capabilities that can be turned on in the event of a disaster such as the recent flooding. U.S. Bank ATMs will accept contributions for the floods through Oct. 21, 2013.
U.S. Bank is also reaching out to customers in the areas impacted by the floods, and encourages affected customers who have not been contacted to call 1-800-USBANKS if they need to make alternative arrangements given their circumstances.
U.S. Bank will also match employee contributions to the Red Cross, doubling the impact of their donation. In addition to financial contributions to the Red Cross, U.S. Bank provides employees with educational and volunteer opportunities through the Red Cross where they can learn CPR, donate blood, and make sure they are prepared in the event of a disaster.
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, visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. To make a text donation of $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief text REDCROSS to: 90999.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank operates 153 branches and more than 243 ATMs in Colorado. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $353 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the company operates 3,087 banking offices in 25 states and 5,032 ATM 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 www.usbank.com.