U.S. Bank Awards BGCEC Grant for Scholarships to Support Families Impacted by COVID-19

Posted On: Thursday, August 13th, 2020  In: Blog

Our great friends at U.S. Bank have provided scholarships to the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County’s Fund for Families in Need. Thanks to their generosity, 29 members will attend full-day camp (8am to 6pm) at the Club for one month!

The Fund provides financial assistance in the areas of membership, transportation and camp for qualifying families that are suffering from the effects of unemployment, job loss, or reduction in hours or pay due to the COVID-19 crisis or other, children of first-responders and veterans (there is a separate fund for active-duty military) and children of essential employees of the COVID-19 crisis.

About U.S. Bank

U.S. Bancorp, with more than 70,000 employees and $543 billion in assets as of March 31, 2020, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its relationship teams, branches and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Visit U.S. Bank at www.usbank.com or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news.

As U.S. Bank branch manager and Boys and Girls Club of East County board member Juan Pena said, “ At U.S. Bank, we are focused on economic, community and workforce development as a way of investing in the future of our communities.” Pena went on to add that, at the end of 2019, U.S. Bank had $2 billion in small business administration loans that help business owners expand businesses, start companies and create jobs. The bank also gave $13 million to workforce development programs across the country that provided education critical to long term economic success.

Summer 2020 at the Club

The Club is proud and excited to be serving the kids of East County. Although our facilities and program look a little different as we continue to abide by County safety protocols (1 staff per stable group of 12 children, staff wearing masks, kids social distancing, playing with self-contained toys and continuous hand washing), we are grateful to provide some normalcy to our members, some of whom experienced food insecurity, anxiety over family finances and learning loss.

Thank you U.S. Bank, for making the Club accessible to
families in need!

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