Banks across Canada accepting donations for Red Cross response to Hurricane Sandy

Banks across Canada accepting donations for Red Cross response to Hurricane 
Sandy 
OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce 
that seven banks across Canada are accepting cash donations in support of the 
Red Cross response to Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean and the United States. 
Hurricane Sandy has caused devastation across six countries, leaving more than 
300,000 people in the Caribbean homeless, and causing widespread damage in 10 
American states. 
"Thanks to the help of these banks, Canadians now have another easy way to 
contribute to the Red Cross response to Hurricane Sandy," says Conrad Sauvé, 
secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "We are grateful to the 
participating banks for their continued support of Red Cross relief efforts in 
Canada and abroad." 
The Red Cross response to this disaster was immediate. Disaster management 
volunteers in each country rapidly mobilized to provide life-saving shelter, 
food and potable water to communities displaced by the storm. Red Cross 
societies in Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are providing 
safe shelter, water distribution and emergency relief to hundreds of thousands 
of people displaced by the storm. In the United States, 23,000 Red Cross 
volunteers and staff are assisting people in 10 states. 
The Canadian Red Cross is committed to supporting those affected by this 
devastating disaster. 
Funds may be given to support hurricane response across the Caribbean region 
through the Hurricanes 2012 fund, or can be donated directly to the United 
States recovery operations through the Hurricane Sandy - USA fund. 
The following banks are accepting donations from Wednesday, November 7 to 
Friday, December 7, 2012 in branches across the country: 
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Western Bank  RBC
CIBC                   Scotiabank
HSBC Bank Canada       TD Canada Trust 
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red 
Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross 
and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 
187 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Our mission is to improve 
the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada 
and around the world. 
Canadian Red Cross Media Line (613) 740-1994 
SOURCE: CANADIAN RED CROSS 
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