US Bank ATMs accepting donations for disaster relief

U.S. Bank accountholders can now use the bank’s ATMs to make donations to the American Red Cross to help people affected by recent floods in Louisiana, tornadoes in the Midwest, wildfires on the West Coast and other crises.

ATM-based donations will be accepted through Sept. 16; all funds will go directly to Red Cross Disaster Relief, a U.S. Bank press release said.

“We are so grateful to U.S. Bank for its ongoing support of our flood relief operations in Louisiana,” said David Staszak, chief development officer for the American Red Cross. “Funds generously donated by the general public are essential to our ability to immediately fulfill the mission of the Red Cross when disaster strikes. We appreciate their willingness to make it easy for their customers to support.”

U.S. Bank and the Red Cross established a partnership in 2012 that includes an annual commitment of $250,000 from the Minneapolis-based financial institution to help the Red Cross prepare for vital disaster services.

Throughout the year, the bank also provides opportunities for employees to donate blood and volunteer time to the charity.

“Our country has experienced a multitude of disasters this summer and the one thing that is consistent is that the Red Cross is always there in a time of need,” said Richard Davis, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Bank. ” … We encourage everyone to consider making a contribution to the Red Cross to help out our neighbors during these challenging times.”

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