OTTAWA, May 13 /CNW/ - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce
that eight banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of
Red Cross relief efforts in Western Canada. Thousands of people have
been forced from their homes and the situation continues to unfold,
particularly in Manitoba.
"Our local volunteers have been working hard for weeks to support
affected communities," says Ange Sawh, director of the Canadian Red
Cross disaster management team in Western Canada. "We are grateful to
participating banks for making it even easier for Canadians to support
Red Cross relief and recovery operations in affected communities."
Donations to the Canadian Red Cross will help support families in their
recovery. The Canadian Red Cross plays a vital role during flood
recovery by supporting specific vulnerabilities that require help right
away and aid for families who need support beyond provincial disaster
assistance. This may include household repair and clean-up materials,
replacement items for children such as cribs, occupational and
transportation support and replacement of essential health items.
Canadians can give online, call toll-free at 1-800-418-1111 or visit their local Red Cross office
or one of the participating bank branches. Cheques should be earmarked Western Canada Severe Weather or can be earmarked to individual provinces.
The following banks are accepting financial donations from May 13 to
June 13, 2011:
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Western Bank
HSBC Bank Canada
National Bank Financial Group
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.
SOURCE CANADIAN RED CROSS
For further information:
Canadian Red Cross Media Line