Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts following
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
www.redcross.ca. 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
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
Canadian Red Cross Media Line (613) 740-1994
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