Participating Nationwide Six Years In A Row, Banco Popular Remains Actively
Engaged In Community Service
CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Banco Popular North America (BPNA), one of the nation's premier community banks and a leading U.S. Small Business Administration Lender, today announced its nationwide participation in Make A Difference Day 2007. Banco Popular's employees - called DreamMakers -- have taken part of this special national day of helping others for six years in a row.
Saturday, October 27, 2007, is the 17th Make A Difference Day. The day is the largest community service effort in the nation, rallying corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and everyday Americans into action on one day. Hundreds of employees from Banco Popular and its subsidiaries in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York/New Jersey, and Texas are volunteering their time to many organizations and initiatives this year.
In Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Banco Popular's projects surpass 100. More than 3,000 employees in those regions will work in homes for troubled youth and the elderly, repairing and refurbishing schools, cleaning the environment and planting trees.
"Through our Foundation, we provide financial resources to organizations that make instrumental contributions to their communities. This day allows us to keep giving through our volunteer efforts and to see first hand, that we too can make a difference," said Roberto R. Herencia, President of Popular North America. "We have built a culture of giving for over 114 years and we strongly believe that the need to help others must be the guiding principle in all that we do."
In California, Banco Popular employees re-directed their efforts to
address the immediate devastation the fires of Southern California have
produced. All DreamMakers are contributing financially to The American Red
Cross. Additionally, branches in the area
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