RBC Royal Bank

RBC Royal Bank

September 26, 2010 13:02 ET

RBC Provides Both On-the-Ground and Financial Support Following Hurricane Igor

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2010) - In addition to providing disaster trained employees to assist the Red Cross in its hurricane response, RBC is also donating $10,000 toward local relief. 

Since last week, seven RBC employees, who are part of the Red Cross Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) program, have been on site at the Red Cross disaster operations centre in St. John's, assembling flood cleanup kits for distribution to flood-impacted households and handing out comfort items. Today's financial donation to the Red Cross is meant to further help those most affected by Hurricane Igor.

"When a disaster like this strikes, its impact is deeply felt by everyone in the province. While we know there is no quick fix over night, we hope our support of disaster trained employees and additional funding to the Red Cross will provide some comfort to victims of the storm," said Sean Munro, RBC's RVP for Newfoundland & Labrador.

"We also appreciate that many of our clients are worried about the financial impact of the hurricane. Everyone's situation is unique and deserves personalized and customized advice. We are here to help. If you have concerns, please visit or call one of our branches - our teams are there and ready to advise you on an individual, case by case basis."

All RBC branches across Newfoundland & Labrador are now open, including the branch in the community of Trinity, which is able to provide limited services despite being without power.

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