Last week Milwaukee Buck’s Guard Brandon Jennings teamed up with Mark Furlong, president and CEO of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, and employees at the Milwaukee offices of M&I Bank to install drywall in five Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity homes in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood. Also shown during the M & I Community Day is Vincent Lyles, president of M & I Community Development Corporation. Story below (scroll down). (Photos by Robert A. Bell)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Guard Brandon Jennings last week teamed up with Mark Furlong, president and CEO of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, and employees at the Milwaukee offices of M&I Bank to install drywall in five Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) homes in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood.
This effort, as part of M&I Community Day¸ a nationwide mobilization of M&I employees to benefit the communities in which they work, is a one-day volunteer effort for MHFH and moves the homes one step closer to completion.
In addition to Habitat for Humanity, groups of M&I employees volunteered throughout the city and state with organizations such as Rebuilding Together, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Feeding America, and the Hank Aaron Trail organization.
“Although many M&I employees have other volunteer commitments throughout the year, we have found that M&I Community Day provides a unique experience that enables thousands of our employees to give back to their local communities,” said Mark Furlong, president and CEO of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation. “M&I Community Day provides our employees an opportunity to be part of a corporate-wide effort that underscores our commitment to nonprofit organizations throughout the entire M&I system.”
M&I Community Day was launched in 2001, and since its inception, thousands of people have benefited from the efforts of M&I employees corporate wide. In 2010, M&I locations in nine states helped make M&I Community Day a resounding success. Individual M&I locations choose the organizations their project(s) will benefit based on the needs of their local communities. M&I employees participated in a variety of events, including hosting financial literacy training seminars; building Habitat for Humanity homes; holding food drives; building new playgrounds; volunteering at local fundraisers; and participating in community clean-ups.