$100,000 donation will be made to the Red Cross
LÉVIS, QC, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group has announced
it will donate $100,000 to the Philippine aid effort following the
devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
"We're saddened by the tragedy suffered by the many cities and
communities in the Philippines," says Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the
Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group. "The terrible images that
we've all seen are enough of a call for all of us to act."
Desjardins Group is also asking employees and the general public to
donate to the Canadian Red Cross. People can contact any institution in
the caisse network in Quebec or Ontario and mention "Red Cross -
Typhoon Haiyan." 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 a tax receipt for
donations of $20 or more. Receipts for smaller donations will be issued
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world with
assets close to $205 billion. To meet the diverse needs of its members
and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services
through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and
subsidiaries across Canada. The group has one of the highest capital
ratios and credit ratings in the industry, and outranks all American banks as the fourth safest
and strongest bank in North America according to Global Finance magazine and Bloomberg News respectively. In keeping with their cooperative nature, Desjardins Caisses' surplus
earnings are reinvested into the communities they serve.
SOURCE: Desjardins Group
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