U.S. Bank customers can now make donations to the American Red Cross at all U.S. Bank ATMs to support the humanitarian organization’s disaster relief efforts for those impacted by the West Coast wildfires. U.S. Bank ATMs will accept contributions through August 31, 2018. All the funds will go directly to the Red Cross. Additionally, U.S. Bank made a $50,000 donation to the United Way of Northern California for relief and recovery of the Carr fire.
“The raging wildfires in California have caused massive destruction across the area and have forced thousands of people from their homes,” said Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross. “We are deeply grateful for U.S. Bank’s generous support of American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which enables us to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. We truly appreciate their meaningful commitment to our humanitarian mission.”
U.S. Bank and the Red Cross established a partnership in 2012 that includes an annual commitment of $150,000 from U.S. Bank that will help the Red Cross prepare for vital disaster services. U.S. Bank continues to work closely with the Red Cross throughout the year to provide opportunities for employees to donate blood and volunteer time to the charity.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to help others in their times of need,” said Andy Cecere, Chairman, President and CEO of U.S. Bank. “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with the American Red Cross, and we are activating our ATMs to help people easily support those affected by the wildfires in California and the broader West Coast. We encourage everyone to consider making a contribution to the 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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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