Scotiabank provides $100,000 for Alberta communities affected by severe flooding

TORONTO, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today provided a $100,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to support Alberta communities which have been affected by major flooding.

"Scotiabank is making this donation to support families and communities through this very difficult period," said Laurie Stang, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Prairie Region. "This donation will help provide immediate relief and allow these communities to rebuild."

An account has been established and donations will be accepted for Alberta flood victims at any Scotiabank branch across Canada. The campaign will run from Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Friday, July 26, 2013. Funds donated will go toward the Red Cross response providing immediate relief to flood victims, as well as to meet longer-term needs for affected local residents.

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information:

For further information, please contact Andrew Chornenky at (416-866-4826) or andrew.chornenky@scotiabank.com


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