TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today pledged a $50,000
donation to the Canadian Red Cross to support the Lac-Mégantic
community, which has been affected by the recent train derailment and
"Our thoughts are with the community and families of Lac- Mégantic
during this difficult time," said Carole Chapdelaine, Scotiabank Senior
Vice President, Quebec and Eastern Ontario Region. "To help with the
relief efforts, Scotiabank branches will accept donations for those
impacted by this devastating disaster."
Scotiabank branches across Canada will accept donations from July
10-August 9, 2013 for Lac-Mégantic train explosion victims. Funds
donated will go towards the Canadian Red Cross response to provide
immediate relief to victims, as well as to meet longer-term needs for
affected local residents.
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 $47 million annually to community causes around
the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
For further information:
Michelle Henderson at (416-933-3056) or firstname.lastname@example.org