CIBC employees raise $14,000 for the continuing relief work in Slave Lake and CIBC supports their efforts with a $15,000 donation.

SLAVE LAKE, AB, June 24, 2011 /CNW/ - CIBC employees across the province have been raising funds to help the victims of the fires in Slave Lake with $14,000 collected to date. In recognition of their efforts, CIBC today announced it is donating $15,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.

The Canadian Red Cross report they have helped more than 300 households, visited nine communities that housed evacuation centres and their client service centre continues to be in operation for residents in need of assistance.

"CIBC and its employees are donating these funds to provide additional aid and recovery to the people most affected by this disaster," said Mike Stevenson, Senior Vice President, Western Canada, CIBC.

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients.  CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, in the United States and around the world.  You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.


SOURCE CIBC

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