Scotiabank donates $100,000 to the Red Cross in support of rescue and relief efforts
TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Scotiabank is donating $100,000 USD to the Red Cross in support of the rescue and relief efforts taking place in response to Hurricane Dorian's devastation. Our thoughts continue to be with the people of the affected regions as they demonstrate strength and resilience during and following the hurricane's impact.
Red Cross Societies are mobilizing volunteers to reach the impacted communities as soon as possible.
"Over the past few days, we have been in close communication with our teams in The Bahamas and the surrounding areas. The scale of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian is deeply troubling," says Brian Porter, Scotiabank's President and CEO. "We will stand by our employees, customers, and communities in the affected region over the coming days and throughout the rebuilding efforts."
The damage associated with Hurricane Dorian has resulted in a number of fatalities and caused damage to infrastructure, cutting communities off from water and electricity. Our immediate focus is on ensuring the safety of our employees. We are continuing to assess the impact on our business operations and we are making arrangements to resume critical services as soon as possible.
Customers with banking questions or needing support can call the Scotiabank Contact Centre at 242-356-1697 and they can also conduct their transactions via ATMs, Scotia OnLine, Scotia Mobile or TeleScotia 242-356-1697.
Donations to the relief efforts can be made to the Hurricane Dorian Appeal. Money raised will enable the Red Cross to provide relief, recovery, and resiliency activities in response to this disaster.
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