Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic

Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts in 
OTTAWA, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce 
that ten banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross 
relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic following a major fire caused by a train 
"Red Cross teams have been working around the clock to help thousands of 
people left devastated by this emergency," says Conrad Sauvé, secretary 
general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "We are grateful to the 
participating banks for making it easier for Canadians to support Red Cross 
relief operations underway." 
The Canadian Red Cross response to this disaster was immediate. Following the 
explosion in Lac-Mégantic, the Red Cross deployed teams of volunteers and 
equipment, including 700 cots, blankets, pillows and hygiene kits, in support 
of the municipality and to assist those who have been evacuated from their 
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation can donate to the Lac-Mégantic 
fund by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by giving online at 
Canadians can also visit their local 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 Lac-Mégantic Explosions. 
The following banks are accepting financial donations from July 10 to August 
9, 2013: 
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Western Bank
HSBC Bank Canada
ING DIRECT - online donations directly from accounts 
Laurentian Bank of Canada
National Bank
RBC Scotiabank
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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