Branch employees are rallying around local partners amid business disruption caused by the pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Bank employees have been teaming up with small businesses to provide meals for health care workers and other first responders.
With banking having been defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an essential service to the country, many U.S. Bank employees report to work every day in branches – where the company has adopted CDC guidelines for workplace safety, such as by installing plexiglass shields and shifting to drive-ups.
As stay home orders came into place and local restaurants moved to take-out only, the bank’s Vegas team chose to support them by ordering lunch for branch staff. Word spread and it quickly became a nationwide effort across U.S. Bank, dubbed #SupportLocal, and expanded to include donating meals for first responders, where possible.
“We wanted to show our gratitude to the front-line workers and first responders who are doing so much for our communities,” said Morris Jackson II, Senior Vice President for Consumer & Business Banking in U.S. Bank’s Las Vegas market. “And in times of crisis, it is more important than ever for our small business customers to know we support them.”
Across Southern Nevada, the team purchased nearly 2,000 meals for supermarket employees, breakfast for more than 250 firefighters as well as lunches for nearly 800 police officers and more than 900 servicemembers at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases. The team also delivered treats to emergency department staff at hospitals across the valley, and partnered with the City of North Las Vegas to feed the doctors and nurses at North Vista Hospital.
“We are looking out for the medical professionals who are risking their own lives for the health and welfare of our residents,” said North Las Vegas Councilman Isaac Barron. ““I’m happy to have a fantastic partner like U.S. Bank to provide this small, yet meaningful measure of appreciation for our front line workers.”
U.S. Bank ordered from local restaurants including Tony’s Mexican Grill, the Cracked Egg, Suha Bites, Chef Fleming’s Bakery Shop, Capriotti’s, Sunset Pizzeria, Napoli Pizzeria and Bambini Pizzeria as well as locally owned franchises of Jimmy John’s and Port of Subs.
The bank has also supported nonprofits across the country during this pandemic, including U.S. Bank’s $50,000 grant to Nevada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, a public-private…
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