A donation of $50,000 will be made to the Red Cross
LÉVIS, QC, July 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group has announced
that it will be donating $50,000 to the Red Cross to assist residents
of Lac-Mégantic who are severely affected by the train derailment that
laid waste to downtown Lac-Mégantic.
Today Desjardins teams were quick on their feet as they mobilized to
support the victims and help them through this ordeal. Claims experts
from Desjardins Insurance are already on site at the Red Cross
emergency centre set up at the Polyvalente Montignac de Lac Mégantic to
inform and guide their insureds in their claims procedures.
Neighbouring caisses are assessing the situation every hour and measures
will be taken in the event of continuing power outage which would cause
them to remain closed on Monday. However, a number of Desjardins
service outlets and ATMs located outside the affected zone are fully
"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy that hit the Lac-Mégantic
community," stated Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and
CEO of Desjardins Group. "Our caisses will be making every effort to
assist their individual and business members who have been affected by
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets over
$200 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec
and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range
of financial products and services to its members and clients.
Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health
Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in
Business and Institutional Services. Best Corporate Citizen in Canada for 2012 and among Canada's Top 100 Employers, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44,942 employees and the
commitment of 5,268 elected officers. Desjardins members and the
general public are invited to visit Desjardins Group's education and
cooperation program website at www.desjardins.com/co-opme.
SOURCE: Desjardins Group
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