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Through our H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities after Military Engagement) program, we donate bank-owned homes to military service organizations, which in turn renovate them and donate them mortgage-free to wounded veterans and their families. We've completed 13 donations between April 2013 and February 2017.Watch this video for the story behind our donation of a mortgage-free home to Army Sgt. Patrick McPherson and his family. It's one way that U.S. Bank can say thank you to those who served.
We honor and support veterans through our Proud to Serve Business Resource Group, supporting their professional development and work/life balance needs and celebrating their contributions. We also support the recruitment and hiring of veterans through our Bankers in Boots program. Watch this video for more information on our nationally recognized Proud to Serve Business Resource Group.
Having recently retired as a colonel from the U.S. Air Force reserves, I have a keen view into just how special the outstanding support, advocacy and care U.S. Bank provides in supporting our military members. The dedication and support U.S. Bank provides to its employees supports the individual service member and her/his family as well as honors the service of our military veteran employees. As a reserve officer for more than 15 years and having worked at other financial service firms, U.S. Bank is truly unique and stands out among its peers." - Michael Ott, President, The Private Client Reserve, U.S. Bank.
Why? Because veterans have what U.S. Bank needs: Strong leadership abilities. Demonstrated teamwork skills. Experience working with new technologies and with people from all walks of life. And most of all, a can-do attitude and sense of mission.
We have more than 2,000 employee veterans, including National Guard and Reserve members.
Our policies and procedures regarding leave, benefits and pay differential for Guard members and reservists is one of the most inclusive in our industry and exceeds state and federal standards.
U.S. Bank partners with many military service organizations, including the USO, Military Warriors Support Foundation, Armed Services YMCA, Operation Homefront and Freedom Alliance.
We work with local organizations across the country to provide housing opportunities and support for military families and veterans.
And through our Proud to Serve Business Resource Group and Development Network program, hundreds of U.S. Bank employees volunteer to work on dozens of projects and events in conjunction with the military and military families each year.