Dishing out an assist to a veteran in need

April 13, 2018 | GET MORE : Social Responsibility

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U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Timberwolves partnered to renovate the home of U.S. Army veteran Brett Beaudette.

On April 9, U.S. Army veteran Brett Beaudette took center court during the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Beaudette, who served from 1984 to 2014, is the first recipient of the U.S. Bank Repair Assistance for Military Personnel (R.A.M.P) program, which the bank launched to help wounded veterans and their families make necessary repairs to their homes. The Timberwolves and nonprofit Freedom Alliance partnered with the bank to renovate the Beaudette family’s home in Wyoming, Minnesota.

To kick off the renovation project, earlier this year U.S. Bank and Timberwolves employees spent the day tearing out old flooring.

Timberwolves mascot Crunch lent a helping paw as well.

R.A.M.P. is part of the bank’s commitment to supporting veterans as community members, customers and employees. At the end of the renovation kick-off day, U.S. Banker and U.S. Air Force veteran Mike Ott presented Beaudette with the bank’s challenge coin.

In addition to R.A.M.P., the bank donates homes to veterans through its Housing Opportunities after Military Engagement (H.O.M.E.) program, provides veterans with specialized banking products and financial education resources, and connects veteran employees through an internal business resource group.

Check out a video of the renovation on social media.