SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank

June 06, 2013 14:53 ET

BMO Harris Bank Volunteers Lend a Hand to Chicago in Largest Volunteer Effort Yet

Local Seniors, Students and Nonprofits Benefit From Bank's Employee Volunteer Day

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2013) - Employees of BMO Harris Bank partnered with over 50 organizations in the Greater Chicagoland Area for their largest annual Employee Volunteer Day yet. During the week of June 3, over 1,500 Chicagoland employees took time away from their desk to volunteer at various nonprofits throughout their community.

Over 700 employees in the city of Chicago rolled up their sleeves to help their community and those in need:

  • At Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, BMO Harris Bank President & CEO Mark Furlong and employee volunteers helped beautify the landscape, plant shrubs and paint the fence surrounding the NHS garden.
  • Volunteers worked at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, repacking donated bulk product to individual and family size portions, assembling boxes and labelling products.
  • At Collins Academy, volunteers created an indoor mural and outdoor playground graphics.
  • Volunteers visited with seniors at the Adult Wellness Center and read with the children of the Head State program.
  • Volunteers assembled 4,000 Red Cross Comfort Kits alongside Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks mascots Benny the Bull and Tommy Hawk.

"BMO Volunteer Day is something our employees look forward to every year, and now, with more projects than ever, our volunteers are able to make an even greater difference in the city of Chicago and across North America," said Wallace Harris, Jr., Regional President, BMO Harris Bank.

Over 5,600 BMO employees participated in this year's North American-wide BMO Volunteer Day, initially started in 2001.

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and approximately $542 billion in assets (as of Jan. 31, 2013).

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    Anna Seifert
    (312) 461-6199