Desjardins caisses to collect donations for the victims in Lac-Mégantic

Desjardins calls on its employees and the general public to show their solidarity

LÉVIS, QC, July 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group is calling on its employees and the general public to donate to the Red Cross Quebec Division. You can now make a donation at any Desjardins caisse in Quebec and Ontario—simply mention "2013 Lac-Mégantic disaster".

As of tomorrow, Quebec caisse members will also be able to make a quick, simple and secure donation via AccèsD.

The Canadian Red Cross will automatically issue tax receipts for all donations of $20 or over.  Tax receipts for donations of less than $20 will be issued only if requested by the donors.

Desjardins officers and employees would like to express their deepest sympathy and offer their support to the families who have been affected by this tragedy. 

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets over $200 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. Best Corporate Citizen in Canada for 2012 and among Canada's Top 100 Employers, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44,942 employees and the commitment of 5,268 elected officers. Desjardins members and the general public are invited to visit Desjardins Group's education and cooperation program website at www.desjardins.com/co-opme.

SOURCE: Desjardins Group

For further information:

(for journalists only):

Nathalie Genest
Spokesperson, Desjardins Group
Tel.: 514-910-7275
Email: nathalie.genest@desjardins.com


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