SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank

June 06, 2013 16:48 ET

BMO Harris Bank Volunteers Lend a Hand to Chicago's Western Suburbs

Families, Military and Animals Alike 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 500 employees in the western suburbs rolled up their sleeves to help their community and those in need. Among their many projects, they:

  • Joined DuPage County Habitat for Humanity groups in renovating homes for local families and military personnel recently returned from active duty
  • Led Elmhurst's YMCA campers in a variety of activities alongside Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull and Chicago Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk
  • Cleaned facilities at Naperville Humane Society and socialized with the shelter's animals
  • Prepared and served meals at Hesed House in Aurora
  • Reorganized and refreshed the Loaves & Fishes Naperville facility
  • Assisted in preparing recreational areas for summer activities through the Fox Valley Park District
  • Worked on a wetland restoration project at Lisle's Morton Arboretum
  • Helped with landscaping, painting and cleaning projects at Lazarus House in St. Charles

"We are so fortunate that our volunteer efforts continue to grow each year with more projects and more employees getting out in our communities to make a change," said Julie Curran, Regional President, BMO Harris Bank. "BMO Volunteer Day is something many of us look forward to and we're proud to see it make such a great difference throughout the western suburbs."

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 $555 billion in assets (as of April 30, 2013).

Contact Information

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