OTTAWA, May 11 /CNW/ - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce
that nine banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of
Red Cross relief efforts in Quebec. To date, some 3,500 residents have
been impacted by floods in 70 areas and hundreds of families have been
forced to evacuate their homes.
"Our local volunteers have been working around the clock to meet the
most urgent needs in affected communities," says Michel Léveillé,
director general of the Canadian Red Cross Quebec Division. "Canadians
are always generous when disaster strikes and we are grateful to
participating banks for making it even easier for Canadians to support
Red Cross relief operations."
Funds raised will be used to provide immediate aid and recovery to
people most affected by this disaster. This includes temporary shelter,
food and supplies to meet urgent personal needs and the needs of
children. Assistance will be disbursed through a detailed aid program
and will be available to those who have experienced a complete loss or
major damage to their home.
Canadians can give online, call toll-free at 1-800-418-1111 or visit their local Red Cross office
or one of the participating bank branches. Cheques should be earmarked Quebec Floods 2011.
The following banks are accepting financial donations from May 11 to
June 10, 2011:
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Western Bank
HSBC Bank Canada
Laurentian Bank of Canada
National Bank Financial Group
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 Media Line