U.S. Bank and United Way presented a check for $2004.50 to Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital Foundation Treasurer Ravie Aujla (far left) last Thursday as part of United Way's campaign with U.S. Bank to improve communities. Representing U.S. Bank (second from left) Barbara King, Karen Cassady, Aidee Espana Rubio and Vanessa Jones are pictured with United Way Development Director Angela Cordell.

U.S. Bank Gridley branch is excited to announce that its associates presented a $2004.50 check to Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital last Thursday. U.S. Bank and community volunteers threw a BBQ fundraiser during U.S. Bank’s annual United Way Campaign to raise the funds. The bank’s employees decided they wanted the money raised to support the community of Gridley and give it to the hospital for the new Emergency Department as part of the Hospital Foundation's "Champions" project.

U.S. Bank and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way. United Way of Northern California is committed to keeping local funds in the community where they are raised.

"Partnering with United Way was a meaningful way for our employees to help our community,” said Karen Cassady, assistant manager of the U.S. Bank Gridley branch.  “The new Biggs-Gridley Hospital Emergency Department is a vital project and we are proud to help both the United Way and the hospital."

United Way of Northern California was started in 1953 by a group of volunteers who wanted to make a difference in their community and serves the nine counties of Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity and Plumas. Donations fund local non-profit agencies that provide programs and services to address our community’s most pressing needs in the areas of education, income and health.

The new Emergency Department is set to break ground this summer.