OTTAWA, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to
announce that ten banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in
support of Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic following a major
fire caused by a train explosion.
"Red Cross teams have been working around the clock to help thousands of
people left devastated by this emergency," says Conrad Sauvé, secretary
general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "We are grateful to the
participating banks for making it easier for Canadians to support Red
Cross relief operations underway."
The Canadian Red Cross response to this disaster was immediate.
Following the explosion in Lac-Mégantic, the Red Cross deployed teams
of volunteers and equipment, including 700 cots, blankets, pillows and
hygiene kits, in support of the municipality and to assist those who
have been evacuated from their homes.
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation can donate to the
Lac-Mégantic fund by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by giving online at www.redcross.ca. Canadians can also visit their local Red Cross office or one of the
participating banks in Canada listed below. Cheques should be made
payable to the Canadian Red Cross and earmarked Lac-Mégantic Explosions.
The following banks are accepting financial donations from July 10 to
August 9, 2013:
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Western Bank
HSBC Bank Canada
ING DIRECT - online donations directly from accounts
Laurentian Bank of Canada
TD Canada Trust
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of
the Red Cross and 187 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing
the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
SOURCE: CANADIAN RED CROSS
For further information:
Canadian Red Cross