TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group today announced it will contribute
$10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist those affected by the
recent wildfires that have devastated the community of Slave Lake,
"It's very difficult to hear of the loss and suffering residents face
because of this terrible disaster," said Monique Bateman, Senior Vice
President, TD Canada Trust, Prairie Region. "It is our hope that this
donation, combined with the relief efforts of the Red Cross, will give
residents the immediate support they need."
TD is directing its donation to the Canadian Red Cross to provide
emergency shelters and much needed supplies to assist those who have
been forced to evacuate their homes.
TD will accept cash donations to the Canadian Red Cross at TD Canada
Trust branches beginning May 20th. In addition, the TD Helps program, which provides assistance to customers during challenging
times, is available to all customers impacted by this tragedy.
TD Insurance has also set up temporary claims centres at the Athabasca
and Westlock evacuation centres and has employees on the ground at the
centre in Edmonton to provide support and financial assistance to
impacted insurance customers.
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as
TD Bank Group (TD or the Bank). TD is the sixth largest bank in North
America by branches and serves approximately 19 million customers in
four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial
centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking,
including TD Canada Trust and TD Insurance; Wealth Management,
including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S.
Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank, America's Most
Convenient Bank; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD
also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms,
with more than 6 million online customers. TD had CDN$616 billion in
assets on January 31, 2011. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the
symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
SOURCE TD Bank Group
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