ST. LOUIS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Louis employees of M&I and Harris, a part of BMO Financial Group, are setting out to make a difference. On June 7, employees throughout the St. Louis area will be taking time away from their desk to make a difference in their local communities. Organizations providing services ranging from feeding the hungry to providing housing will benefit from their efforts.
WHAT: BMO Harris Volunteer Day
WHEN: June 7, 2012
St. Louis Area Food Bank – 1 - 4 p.m. Plus employees will be collecting items in branches.
Habitat for Humanity – 6649 Bartmer University City, 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
These activities are part of BMO Volunteer Day in which over 6,500 BMO Financial Group employees across North America will be participating in more than 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 that initially started with efforts at both M&I in 2001 and Harris and BMO Capital Markets in 2007.
"Helping others and contributing to our community is something we encourage our employees to do everyday," said Mary Brockhaus, Senior Vice President, M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group. "Volunteer Day is just one of the many ways our employees make their individual communities a better place to live."
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.
SOURCE BMO Harris Bank