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