TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group, CIBC, Royal Bank of
Canada, Scotiabank and TD Bank Group will collectively donate $1
million to the Canadian Red Cross to support Syrian refugees arriving
Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross, noted that
more than four million Syrians have been displaced as a result of
internal conflict. "The severity of the Syrian refugee crisis is
immense," said Mr. Sauvé. "We deeply appreciate this much-needed
support from the banks and all Canadians. This will help refugees begin
their transition into new communities, and provide essential services
and basic needs assistance in the form of clothing, personal care
products, food, and family reunification."
In September, Canada's five largest banks donated a total of $1 million
to the Canadian Red Cross for essential relief items and first aid to
help with the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe.
Customers of all five banks can also make a donation to the Canadian Red
Cross at their local branch, effective December 10.
For further information:
André Roberts, RBC, Andre.Roberts@rbc.com, (416) 313-7436
Natasha Ferrari, TD Bank Group, Natasha.firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 983-7180
Kevin Dove, CIBC, email@example.com, (416) 980-8835
Erin Truax, Scotiabank, firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 933-2592
Paul Gammal, BMO Financial Group, email@example.com, (416) 867-3996
Canadian Red Cross national media line: 1-877-599-9602
Québec media can call: 1-888-418-9111