Banks in Canada accepting donations for Red Cross flood relief efforts in Alberta

Banks in Canada accepting donations for Red Cross flood relief efforts in 
OTTAWA, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce 
that nine banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of the Red 
Cross response to the flooding in Alberta. The flooding has impacted multiple 
Albertan communities, causing states of local emergency and evacuations, and 
has affected more than 175,000 people. 
"Thanks to the help of these banks, Canadians now have another easy way to 
contribute to Red Cross relief efforts in Alberta," 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 
emergency and disaster situations in Canada and internationally." 
The Canadian Red Cross response to this disaster was immediate. The 
organization has been supporting the municipalities and communities affected 
and will continue to work closely with officials to ensure that the basic 
needs of evacuees are being met. Personnel and supplies such as cots, hygiene 
kits and blankets have been mobilized to meet needs as requested by 
flood-affected municipalities and counties. 
The Canadian Red Cross also continues to support shelters and reception 
centres in various affected communities, and is providing registration and 
inquiry services to individuals evacuated from their homes across the province. 
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation may donate to the Alberta 
Floods fund by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by giving online at 
Canadians can also visit their local Canadian Red Cross office or one of the 
participating banks in Canada listed below. Cheques should be made payable to 
the Canadian Red Cross and earmarked "Alberta Floods." Donations will be used 
to support families' immediate needs and long-term recovery from this disaster. 
The following banks are accepting donations from Wednesday, June 26, to 
Friday, July 26, 2013 in Canada: 
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Western Bank
HSBC Bank Canada
ING DIRECT - online donations directly from accounts
National Bank Financial Group
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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