Each year, employees invest their hearts and minds and give back to their local communities.
In 2018, they gave their time to the communities where we live, work and play.
- 209,000 total volunteer hours
- 550 hours per day
- $5 Million the value of hours given
Employee Giving Campaign
Each year, U.S. Bank employees take part in our Employee Giving Campaign, an opportunity to support the bank’s national partner, the United Way, or to make a charitable donation to a community cause that matches their passion.
In 2018, employees worked to support communities across the country:
- $9 Million was raised by employees (a record total!)
- 11,000 hours were donated
In November, U.S. Bank participated in the international movement called #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, through our #GiveTime campaign.
This year’s efforts centered on what is near and dear to so many during the holidays — home. Employees participated in Habitat for Humanity builds and shared their experiences on social media to encourage others to #GiveTime in their communities.
The result:25,000 volunteer hours
valued at $615,000 in 6 days
Our employees also give back to each other.
The Employee Assistance Fund (EAF), which is funded exclusively by employees, provides one-time grants of up to $10,000 to help employees facing unexpected financial hardships.
In 2018: $1 Million was donated to the EAF for natural disaster relief
U.S. Bank helps employees maximize their involvement wherever their passion lies.
The U.S. Bank Volunteer Day provides employees 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer. Our Matching Gift and Dollars for Doing programs give grants to the nonprofits where our employees give their time and dollars. After learning about the needs in the California communities, we doubled our support to address the California wildfires by providing a 2 for 1 match on employee donations toward the relief efforts.
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
The devastation of wildfires on the West Coast dominated the news in 2018 and called upon civic volunteers to assist local fire departments.
One of these volunteers is Adam Chinnock, a U.S. Bank Fraud Risk Analyst in Salem, Oregon, who has served his community as a banker and volunteer firefighter for 15 years.
In 2003, Chinnock’s childhood dream came true when he signed up as a volunteer firefighter for Rockaway Beach, Oregon while working as a Teller Coordinator for the bank. “When you know that somebody out there is in need, my thought always is, ‘What if I was on the other end of that and I knew that somebody could help me?’ That’s what inspires me to get up in the middle of the night,” said Chinnock.
Over the years, Chinnock’s service has consisted of responding to medical calls and house fires, performing community service, public education and visiting elementary schools to teach children about fire safety; but the summer wildfires of 2018 called upon the most seasoned civic volunteers to protect thousands of residents in Southern Oregon.
Last year alone, Adam volunteered more than 350 hours. “I’ve assisted fighting large wildland fires several times thanks to the support of my manager and fantastic coworkers who stepped in to cover for me with little notice. I’m so thankful for the support,” Chinnock said.
People say not all heroes wear capes. That’s certainly the case with Adam and many other U.S. Bank employees who give of themselves — their time, talent and resources — to make the world a better place.