TORONTO, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - RBC Foundation announced today a $75,000
donation to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts for those
affected by the earthquake in Nepal and surrounding regions. RBC has
requested that its donation be directed where it is needed most for
emergency relief which can include food, clean water, shelter and
"Our hearts and sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of
the many people whose lives were lost as a result of this devastating
earthquake," said Shari Austin, vice-president, Corporate Citizenship,
RBC. "We are committed to helping the people of the region recover and
begin to rebuild from this horrific event."
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North
America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide
personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor
services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.
We employ approximately 78,000 full- and part-time employees who serve
more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 39 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2014, we contributed
more than $111 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $76 million and $35 million in
sponsorships. Funds donated to the Canadian Red Cross have been
provided by the RBC Foundation.
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