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Banks offer support for Canadian Red Cross' flood relief efforts

By The IJ Staff | May 09 2018 09:45AM

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Ten banks have joined forces to help the Canadian Red Cross provide relief for those affected by flooding in New Brunswick. Support includes opening branch locations and online networks for donations, providing corporate contributions totaling approximately $100,000, mobilizing employee fundraising and other initiatives led by individual banks, announced the Canadian Bankers Association May 9.

Accepting customer donations

The following banks are accepting customer donations through their branch or online networks from May 9 to early June: BMO, Canadian Western Bank, CIBC, HSBC, Laurentian Bank, National Bank, RBC, Scotiabank, TD and Tangerine . Donations can be made online directly from client accounts starting from May 10 to June 8.

"Banks in Canada are committed to rallying together to support the tremendous efforts of Canadian Red Cross for the people, families and businesses affected by flooding in New Brunswick. Thank you to the dedicated first responders, volunteers and aid workers, who are doing everything they can to bring hope, relief and certainty to affected communities during this trying time," said Neil Parmenter, President and CEO, Canadian Bankers Association.

The public can also support by donating online at www.redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by contacting their local Canadian Red Cross office.

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