Banks accepting donations for Red Cross Spring Floods Appeal

May 11, 2017

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that ten banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by flooding in Quebec and several other provinces across Canada.

The Red Cross is responding to extensive flooding in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick and remains on stand-by to further assist. Local Red Cross volunteers have been activated across the country, providing a variety of services based on the need in each region. This includes support such as reception and information, registration and family reunification, lodging, food, first aid, and providing cots and blankets. The Red Cross has additional volunteers and supplies pre-positioned across the country, ready to be deployed, if needed.
 
How Canadians can help
The following banks are accepting financial donations in branches across Canada from May 11 to June 11:
 
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Western Bank
CIBC
HSBC Bank Canada
Laurentian Bank
National Bank
RBC
Scotiabank
Tangerine Bank – starting May 12, donations can be made online directly from client accounts
TD Bank Group
 
Canadians wishing to support our efforts can also make a financial donation to the Spring Floods Appeal online at www.redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by contacting their local Canadian Red Cross office. Donors will have the choice to designate their donation to either the response in Quebec specifically, or wherever help may be needed most across the country. This means the donation will be used to provide essential support for any of the most affected regions in Canada.

QUOTE
“Massive flooding across the country has greatly impacted a number of families, individuals and communities. Thanks to the support of participating banks, Canadians will have another method to donate to support Red Cross activities in response to this emergency.” Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO, Canadian Red Cross.
 
About the Canadian Red Cross

Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and throughout the world.
 
CONTACTS
  • National Media Line: 1-877-599-9602
  • Quebec Media Line: 1-888-418-9111