MILWAUKEE, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Milwaukee area employees of M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, are setting out to make a difference. The week of June 4, approximately 766 employees will be taking time away from their desks to volunteer in their local community.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will benefit from the helping hands of M&I employees during the painting of porch railings for some of the 17 new homes Habitat is building this June. Employees will also assist in the installation of exterior siding and hanging of drywall. To date, Milwaukee Habitat has built or repaired over 500 homes in partnership with hardworking Milwaukee families.
"Milwaukee Habitat is honored to partner with M&I employees again this year for its Volunteer Day. We look forward to an infusion of M&I helping hands to build homes for deserving families. The generosity of M&I employees has been such an important asset to Habitat and we look forward to deepening the partnership with BMO Harris Bank," says Brian Sonderman, Milwaukee Habitat's Executive Director.
In addition, nearly 100 employees will perform habitat improvements and remove invasive species at the Hank Aaron State Trail. Nearly 40 employees will spend their day packaging, labeling and sorting food at the Feed America warehouse which feeds the hungry in Milwaukee and South East Wisconsin. M&I employees will also volunteer at many other local community organizations.
These activities are part of BMO Volunteer Day in which 6,500 BMO Financial Group employees across North America will be participating in over 400 projects to improve their communities. BMO Volunteer Day is an initiative that encourages employees to recognize the needs of their local community, establish a volunteer project and mobilize teams to fill that need. This is the first North American-wide BMO Volunteer Day, which initially started with efforts at both M&I in 2001 and Harris and BMO Capital Markets in 2007.
"Our vision to be the bank that defines great customer experience goes beyond financial products and services," said Brad Chapin, Executive Vice President, Personal Banking, M&I. "We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those who live and work in the communities we serve."
About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 650 branches and approximately 1,350 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. 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 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.
BMO Harris Bank is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Banking deposit and loan products and services are provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. Brokerage products are offered through Harris Investor Services, Inc. (HIS), a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC-registered investment advisor. Insurance products are offered through Harris Bancorp Insurance Services, Inc. (HBIS). Investment banking services are provided by BMO Capital Markets Corp. (BMOCMC) and BMO Capital Markets GKST, Inc. (GKST), a Municipal Bond Dealer and member FINRA and SIPC. Financial planning and investment advisory services are provided by Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc. (Harris SBSB), an SEC registered investment advisor. Family Office Services are provided by Harris myCFO, Inc. Investment advisory services are offered by Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services LLC (Harris myCFO), an SEC-registered investment advisor and wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris myCFO, Inc. Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors (Stoker Ostler) is an SEC-registered investment advisor. Investment advisory services to institutional clients are provided by Harris Investment Management (HIM) or its wholly-owned subsidiary HIM Monegy (Monegy), SEC-registered investment advisors. Products offered by HIS, HBIS, BMOCM, Harris SBSB, Harris myCFO, Stoker Ostler, HIM, and Monegy, which are affiliated companies and wholly owned subsidiaries of BMO Financial Corp.,: Are not insured by the FDIC or any Federal Government Agency, not a deposit of or guaranteed by any Bank or Bank Affiliate, may lose value. The purchase of insurance or an annuity is not a condition to any bank loan or service. Not all products and services are offered in every state and/or location.
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