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TORONTO – April 30, 2019 Ten banks have come together to help the Canadian Red Cross provide emergency relief and support for communities impacted by flooding in Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick. Support includes opening branch locations and online networks for donations from Canadians.
Banks are also making corporate contributions and some banks are arranging special payment options for people impacted by the floods.
The Red Cross is responding to the heightened risk of flooding because of winter thaw and steady rains that have put several communities at risk. The Red Cross has additional volunteers and supplies pre-positioned and ready to be deployed, if needed.
How Canadians can help
The following banks are accepting customer donations through their branch and online networks from Tuesday, April 30th to Tuesday, May 14th:
- Canadian Western Bank
- HSBC Bank Canada
- Laurentian Bank
- National Bank
- Tangerine Bank (donations can be made online directly from client accounts starting from May 1st to May 15th)
- TD Bank Group
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.
“Banks in Canada have a long history of rallying together to support the efforts of the Canadian Red Cross to help the people, families and businesses affected by spring floods in Canada. We are proud to support the important work of the dedicated first responders and volunteers who move quickly to provide relief and comfort to communities affected by these devastating floods.”
Neil Parmenter, President and CEO, Canadian Bankers Association
“The current flooding in communities across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick has created an immensely difficult situation for many residents and their families. In times of emergency the Red Cross mobilizes to help vulnerable people. Thanks to the support of the Canadian Bankers Association and participating banks, we are able to ensure there are options for Canadians wanting to make a donation to help those in need.”
Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO, Canadian Red Cross
Canadian Bankers Association
The Canadian Bankers Association is the voice of more than 60 domestic and foreign banks that help drive Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. The CBA advocates for public policies that contribute to a sound, thriving banking system to ensure Canadians can succeed in their financial goals. www.cba.ca
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