American Express to Donate $50,000USD to Canadian Red Cross for Wildfire Disaster Aid in Alberta

TORONTO, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - American Express Canada today announced that the American Express Foundation is donating $50,000USD in support of the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts towards communities across Alberta impacted by the recent wildfires.

"Our thoughts are with our customers and all the residents of Alberta who have been impacted by the wildfires," said Rob McClean, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amex Bank of Canada.  "We hope that our donation will help in the greater effort to rebuild the region and assist the many residents affected."

American Express is committed to helping its customers during this time. Cardmembers can call 1-888-721-1046 and Merchants can call 1-800-268-9877 for assistance.  

About American Express Canada

American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like The SimplyCash ™ Card from American Express ©, The American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853. For more information, visit or connect with us at and 

SOURCE American Express Canada

For further information: Erica Tiangco, American Express Canada, 416-320-3049


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