U.S. Bank strives for it's employees to volunteer and give back to the community. Regional President Craig Browning is proud to work for a company dedicated to giving back.
"Volunteering is critical to the community. If you're going to meet community needs you got to be out there. So we are very fortunate to have a very giving company as well as employee base and we want to make a difference," says Browning.
Earning a paycheck working 40 hours a week can be rewarding, but District Manager Darren Woodruff says setting aside time to make a difference is just as rewarding.
"We really believe strongly that in order to be successful and again be a good corporate citizen we need to have volunteers that are willing to volunteer their time and give back to the community," says Woodruff.
Each year thousands of U.S. Bank employees give back to the community through the Day of Caring. The company has several awards for their involvement, but their volunteering isn't just this one day.
"I'm involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky and involved with the chamber and it just is the right thing to do to help those that need help when you can go that and it's just a fulfilling experience and its wonderful to work for a company that supports that," says Lisa Dunn.
The company values the importance of the local chapter of United Way. Since 1990 Balloons, Tunes, And Barbecue has supported the organization.
U.S. Bank is one of the presenting sponsors and volunteers. They say the event is important because without United Way this area wouldn't be the same.
"I've been a volunteer since 1987 and the United Way meets a gap we have in our community to masses and then attack the needs of our community. Without United Way Bowling Green, Warren County, the entire area would not be as special as it is today," says Browning.
For their hours of volunteer work and supporting community service throughout the area we salute Craig Browning and everyone at U.S. bank as this weeks Hometown Hero.