Irving, Texas. October 26, 2012 –
U.S. Bank, through both the U.S. Bancorp Foundation and its Proud To Serve military support program, is awarding $20,000 in grants to Defenders of Freedom in Dallas/Fort Worth.
The $10,000 U.S. Bancorp Foundation grant is a general purpose economic opportunity grant. Economic opportunity grants support nonprofit organizations that provide affordable housing, encourage self-sufficiency, and assist economic development. U.S. Bank's Proud to Serve military support program also awarded a $10,000 grant to Defenders of Freedom.
“U.S. Bank is honored to award these grants to Defenders of Freedom,” said Patrick Law, market leader for U.S. Bank in Dallas/Fort Worth. “Defenders of Freedom provides valuable services and programs to veterans in need in our community and nationwide. It helps improve the quality of life for veterans of all branches of the Armed Forces, and their families, as they transition from their Warrior Transition Units. Far too often our wounded soldiers coming off the battlefields across the globe suffer while waiting for their benefits to kick in. Defenders of Freedom bridges that gap, financially and emotionally, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
“Defenders of Freedom is proud of U.S. Bank and its awareness and action-oriented support of all veterans from their jobs program ‘Bankers in Boots’ to localized support of organizations like Defenders,” said Donna Cranston, chief executive officer of Defenders of Freedom. “Thank you to all U.S. Bank employees across the nation who supports warriors of all conflicts for these grants. We will use the funds to help educate military to civilian workforce transition and financial support.”
About Defenders of Freedom
Defenders of Freedom is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization committed to supporting wounded Troops in their transition to civilian life and empowering all verified Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn with life & career mentoring, job search assistance and general transitioning to the civilian sector. Visit Defenders of Freedom on the web at www.defendersoffreedom.us.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $352 billion in assets as of September 30, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,086 banking offices in 25 states and 5,080 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
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