Branches accepting public donations to Canadian Red Cross

RBC Foundation today announced it is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross to support emergency relief efforts for communities affected by the disaster in Japan. RBC has requested that its donation to the Red Cross be directed where it is needed most for emergency relief which can include food, clean water, shelter and medical aid.

Anyone who wants to contribute to the Canadian Red Cross can do so by visiting any RBC branch in Canada from March 15 to April 15.

“The scale of this disaster is enormous and its impact has been devastating to thousands of people and their communities,” said Gordon M. Nixon, president and CEO, RBC. “On behalf of our clients and employees, we are supporting the relief efforts with a donation and by making our branches available to help raise funds from the public.”

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For further information:

Jackie Braden, 416-974-1724, [email protected]