MONTREAL AND TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - In the wake of the flooding in Québec, Scotiabank has donated $25,000 to
the Canadian Red Cross campaign. The Bank is also inviting Canadians to
visit their local Scotiabank branch to make a donation to the Red
Cross. "We have a very long history in Quebec, having opened our first
branch in the province in 1888," said Diane Giard, Senior
Vice-President, Quebec and Eastern Ontario Region, Scotiabank. "Our
thoughts are with the people in the Montérégie and the surrounding area
who are going through this difficult time and we hope this donation
will help. We are pleased to support the Red Cross in their efforts to
provide this much needed assistance."
"It is in times like these when we come together and help those who are
affected by hardship," said Guy Berthiaume, District Vice-President,
Montreal & East, Scotiabank. "We will work with any customer who has
been affected to find solutions to any problems that may arise because
of the flooding."
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on
average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around
the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
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