Earlier this year, U.S. Bank launched the Community Possible Relay complete with a mobile baton – the Big Blue Bus. The goal of the relay was to revitalize volunteerism and inspire 153,000 volunteers, which represents 1,000 volunteers for each year the bank has been in business. The relay was led by two team captains Dixcy Sulistyo and Jibreel Black. They, along with their driver John, traveled 12,000 miles, visiting 38 cities in 25 states. The journey finished in early August and U.S. Bank is happy to share that it surpassed its goal.
U.S. Bank recently launched a new corporate giving and volunteering platform called Community Possible focused on the areas of work, home and play. During the relay, employee volunteers built homes, cleaned-up playgrounds and taught financial education. Overall, employees logged 120,000 volunteer hours, served over 177,000 individuals and worked with 96 nonprofit partners.
“This journey has truly taught us that we are more alike than we are different and that the spirit of unity can be very powerful,” said Richard Davis, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Bank. “With all of the challenges facing our country today, it was an inspiring reminder of how Americans are at our best when come together to serve the common good.”
Even though the relay is over, the journey is not truly finished. U.S. Bank employees will continue to invest their time, resources and passion in economic development by creating stable jobs, better homes and vibrant communities.
Congratulations U.S. Bank!