SOURCE: Scotiabank


May 04, 2016 12:52 ET

Scotiabank Donates $100,000 to the Rescue and Relief Efforts in Fort McMurray

Bank Committed to Helping Customers Impacted by Events

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 04, 2016) - Scotiabank is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help with the rescue and relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Alberta following the wildfires currently affecting the area.

"Our thoughts go out to those impacted by the recent events in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities," said Laurie Stang, Regional Senior Vice President, Prairie Region, Scotiabank. "Scotiabank stands behind the people of Fort McMurray and we want to demonstrate our commitment to the community in this time of need and support the important work of Canadian Red Cross."

Scotiabank is committed to helping our customers and employees impacted by the wildfires in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas. We recognize the personal circumstances of our individual customers and will work with them during these challenging times to help accommodate their needs.

Canadians can also donate to the relief efforts at any Scotiabank branch in Canada from Friday, May 6, 2016 - Monday, June 6, 2016. Funds will go to the Canadian Red Cross. Please let the branch know your donation is for the Alberta Fires Appeal. Donations can also be made through the Canadian Red Cross website or by calling: 1-800-418-1111.

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