SOURCE: Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross

December 10, 2015 16:00 ET

Banks Across Canada Accepting Donations for Red Cross Syrian Refugee Arrival Appeal

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - December 10, 2015) - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks across Canada are accepting cash donations in support of the Red Cross' efforts to assist Syrian refugees as they transition to their new lives in Canada.

"We are grateful to these banks for making it even easier for Canadians to turn their care and compassion into meaningful assistance," says Conrad Sauve, President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "Canadian donations will help Syrian refugees begin their transition into new communities, and provide essential services and basic needs assistance in the form of clothing, personal care products, food, and family reunification."

Over the coming weeks the Red Cross will be working closely with local governments and community partners to fill the gaps in social services and ensure that refugees are well supported. The Red Cross stands ready to provide a variety of services if needed, including assisting people as they arrive in country and helping them transition to their new lives.

The following banks are accepting donations from December 10, 2015 to January 10, 2016, in branches across the country.

BMO Financial Group
Canadian Western Bank
CIBC
HSBC Bank Canada
Laurentian Bank of Canada
National Bank
RBC
Scotiabank
TD Canada Trust

Canadians wishing to support families as they transition to their new lives in Canada are encouraged to make a financial donation to the Syrian Refugee Arrival Appeal. Donations can be made online at www.redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111, at your local Red Cross office or at branches of one of the participating banks listed above. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross and earmarked Syrian Refugee Arrival Appeal. The work of the Canadian Red Cross would not be possible without generous assistance and donations from the public and corporate supporters.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Canadian Red Cross media line
    1-877-599-9602

    Quebec media can call 1-888-418-9111