Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan

Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts following 
Typhoon Haiyan 
OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ -The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce 
that nine banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross 
relief efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan. 
"Since before the typhoon made landfall, Red Cross teams have been working 
around the clock to support thousands of people in the storm's path," 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." 
Since Haiyan made landfall, the Red Cross has been working to provide 
urgently-needed assistance in affected communities. This includes carrying 
out search and rescue operations, distributing food, and mobilizing items like 
blankets, jerry cans, hygiene kits and sleeping mats. 
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation can donate to the Typhoon 
Haiyan 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 Typhoon Haiyan. 
The following banks are also accepting financial donations from Wednesday, 
November 13 to Friday, December 13, 2013: 
BMO Financial Group 
Canadian Western Bank 
HSBC Bank Canada 
ING DIRECT - donations can be made online directly from client accounts 
National Bank 
TD Canada Trust 
The Government of Canada will match the donations of individual Canadians 
between November 8 and December 9, 2013. Those funds will go into a relief 
fund that is separate from the Canadian Red Cross and will be administered by 
the Government of Canada. Funds raised through this program will support 
on-going humanitarian assistance in typhoon affected communities. 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.

SOURCE  Canadian Red Cross 
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