COLUMBIA—Seeing first hand the work of American Red Cross volunteers strengthened U.S. Bank Regional President Mid-Missouri Mike Richardson’s commitment to assisting the agency.
“We are pleased to continue and even increase our support of the local Red Cross chapter,” Richardson, who is based in Columbia, said after presenting a $3,000 check from the U.S. Bank Foundation to the chapter. “The Red Cross serves our communities in numerous life-saving and life-changing ways.
“The U.S. Bank Foundation was established to partner with local nonprofit organizations throughout our footprint. Our employees provide contributions, volunteer time and expertise to organizations like the American Red Cross.”
Severe weather in his home state of Arkansas provided Richardson the opportunity to witness Red Cross volunteers in action.
“Just recently, many of my own family and friends’ lives were changed when an EF4 (tornado) touched down,” Richardson said. “By the time I arrived, the Red Cross was already on site with its network of compassionate volunteers.”
The donation from the bank’s foundation is slated for use in disaster services.
“We truly appreciate U.S. Bank’s generous donation,” said Executive Director Dave Griffith, who, along with Major Gifts Officer Nancy Sell accepted the donation. “It is through the generosity of institutions like U.S. Bank that we are able to assist those impacted by disaster.”