Friday, October 22, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104, email@example.com
Dog to Open Savings Account at U.S. Bank
Bowser the shelter dog to sign on behalf of four-legged friends
MILWAUKEE – Watch as Bowser the dog opens his own saving account at U.S. Bank in Bayside at 11:00 a.m. today. Bowser is a dog currently available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS), and he’s eager to open the account on behalf of all his canine and feline friends at the shelter.
“This is definitely a first for us,” says Eric Jacobs, branch manager at the Bayside location. “But we’re happy to welcome Bowser as our newest client, as we kick off the ‘U.S. Bank for Bowser’ campaign in support of the animals at the Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies. We worked with the humane society, Community Bark in Bayside, and multiple U.S. Bank branches to launch this fundraiser. With the support of our Southeastern Wisconsin bankers we’re looking forward to a successful campaign.”
Branches in the Milwaukee region will be selling Mini-Cooper raffle tickets to benefit the animals at the Wisconsin and Ozaukee shelters, and several branches have individual promotions running through November.
Interested in donating? “You can deposit a donation directly into Bowser's account from any U.S. Bank, or drop off items from the WHS Wish List, which can be found online at wihumane.org. Donations of all sizes and types are deeply appreciated, as we don’t receive government funding and rely on community support,” says Angela Speed, director of community relations and development.
What: Bowser the Dog Opens Savings Account
Where: U.S. Bank, 400 W Brown Deer Rd, Bayside
When: Friday, October 22, 11:00 a.m.
Interview/Photo Opportunity: U.S. Bank Branch Manager Eric Jacobs, and Angela Speed from WHS will be available for interviews. Bowser the dog will be available for filming, as well. He is a smart, handsome 2-year-old black Labrador Retriever who is currently looking for a new home. Call Angela at (414) 431-6104 or (414) 202-5539 (cell) with any questions.
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