RBC branches in Canada also accepting public donations to Red Cross
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - RBC today announced a $250,000 donation to
the American Red Cross to support relief and humanitarian efforts for
those affected by the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in
the United States.
"The scale of this disaster is enormous and its impact has been
devastating to millions of people and their communities," said Gordon
Nixon, president & CEO of RBC. "We have a long-standing tradition of
responding to natural disasters, and in the aftermath of Hurricane
Sandy, our thoughts are with all of our employees, clients, families
and friends in the affected regions that have been impacted by the
devastation of the storm."
The most urgent needs identified by the Red Cross are providing food,
water, safe shelter and community services in the states impacted by
the storm. RBC has requested that, where appropriate, its donation to
the Red Cross be directed to ensuring disaster affected communities
have access to clean drinking water.
In Canada, RBC branches are accepting donations to the Red Cross Relief
For further information:
Andre Roberts, RBC Corporate Communications, 416-974-3678