WINNIPEG, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - RBC Royal Bank yesterday announced a
$30,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of Canadians
affected by extensive moisture and rising flood waters in communities
across Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
"We extend our hearts to every client, colleague, and community affected
by the devastation of rising flood waters," shared RBC Regional
President Kim Ulmer. "In addition to the financial relief we will be
extending to our valued clients, we are committed to doing what we can
to support families and communities in need through this donation."
Among some of the steps being taken by RBC in support of customers
affected by the flooding, RBC customers may postpone residential
mortgage and personal loans payments by up to two months. In addition,
clients may be eligible to have their credit card minimum monthly
payments set to $0 for up to 4 months.
"We are committed to being there for our customers so that they are able
to focus on what really matters most - their families," said Ulmer.
"We look forward to exploring a tailored plan with each customer to
meet their individual needs."
Anyone interested in making donations to the Red Cross may do so at any
RBC Royal Bank branch, earmarking the funds to either the "Manitoba
Floods" or "Saskatchewan Flood" appeals.
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 services, insurance,
investor services and capital markets products and services on a global
basis. We employ approximately 79,000 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 42 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 2013, we contributed
more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in
sponsorships. Learn more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.
For further information:
Sandy Kwong, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, RBC Public Affairs, 204-988-3511, firstname.lastname@example.org