TORONTO, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - In response to the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, TD Bank Group is announcing immediate support to the community and customers. TD Bank Group will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of emergency assistance for those affected by the wildfire in Fort McMurray. In addition, TD is deploying a Fort McMurray TD Helps program to make advice and assistance available to personal banking customers in need, including such options as deferrals on payments, relief on fees and providing flexible credit options where needed. TD Insurance is also moving quickly to assist our insurance customers who have been affected by the fire, and will be providing on-the-ground assistance through its Mobile Response Unit at the Northlands Reception Centre (7515-118 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, Alberta) later this afternoon.
"Along with the rest of the country, we are deeply saddened by the continuing devastation caused by the wildfire in Fort McMurray," said Brian Gervais, Senior Vice President, Community Banking, Prairie Region, TD Canada Trust. "TD is here to help - with a donation to the Canadian Red Cross to provide emergency assistance and through our TD Helps program to provide advice and assistance to our customers."
Personal banking customers in need of assistance please follow us on Twitter (@TD_Canada) or call us at 1-866-222-3456.
For our insurance customers who have damages to report or who have been evacuated from their homes and need support with out of pocket shelter or meal expenses, please follow us on Twitter (@TD_Insurance) for information or call us at 1-866-454-8910 (TD Insurance).
TD will also be accepting donations on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross through our branches, EasyLine and EasyWeb, starting May 6, 2016.
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 24 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank ®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 10.4 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.2 trillion in assets on January 31, 2016. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
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For further information: Dean Paddock, TD Bank Group, 403-294-3328, [email protected]