BMO Donates $10,000 for Flood Relief Efforts in Muskoka and Kawartha Regions
- BMO employees will assist Good Samaritan's Purse with community
clean-up as part of BMO's Volunteer Day
MUSKOKA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- BMO Bank of Montreal
today announced that it will make a donation of $10,000 to help
support the flood relief efforts in the Muskoka and Kawartha regions
as a result of the recent flooding in the region, most notably
Huntsville and Bracebridge.
The Salvation Army Bracebridge and Salvation Army Huntsville, which
have served as the main point of contact for much needed community
assistance since the flooding, will each receive $5,000.
In addition to the donation, BMO employees in Huntsville will be
assisting Good Samaritan's Purse with community clean-up, a project
that will be included as part of BMO's Volunteer Day.
"We are committed to supporting not only our customers, but also the
communities in which they live," said Lloyd Fleming, Vice President,
Central and Northern Ontario District, BMO Bank of Montreal. "This
donation, as well as the assistance of our employees, will provide
the communities of Huntsville and Bracebridge with added support
during this challenging time."
BMO's donation follows its announcement last week of a relief program
for customers affected by the flooding. The program includes:
-- Deferral of personal loan payments (various options)
-- Deferral of personal mortgage loan principal and interest payments for a
period of two months
-- Special accommodations for BMO Bank of Montreal commercial customers
affected by the flooding, which are being developed on a case-by-case
BMO customers are invited to contact their local branches in
Huntsville, Bracebridge, Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls and
Woodville, to speak to a financial services manager about their
particular financial needs in the aftermath of the flooding.
Furthermore, anyone who wishes to make a donation to assist those
affected by the collapse may do so at any BMO branch across Canada.
About BMO Financial Group
For more than 195 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in
community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the
communities it serves. In 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6
million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the
United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build
and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.
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