RBC donates $100,000 to Canadian Red Cross Myanmar cyclone
TORONTO, May 16, 2008 — RBC today announced
a $100,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to support the
relief and humanitarian efforts in Myanmar.
"We have a long-standing tradition of responding when
communities are in need, and on behalf of our clients and
employees, we are proud to support the relief effort with
a donation," said Gordon Nixon, president & CEO of
"The Red Cross Movement is responding to the needs
of cyclone survivors as quickly as possible, particularly
through the efforts of more than 27,000 local Red Crescent
volunteers trained and ready to act," said Conrad Sauvé,
secretary general of the Canadian Red Cross. "Thanks
to the worldwide network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,
Canadians can be confident that their Red Cross donations
are reaching people during this difficult time."
In the wake of this type of disaster, where affected people
are exposed to potential outbreaks of water borne disease,
RBC has requested that its donation to the Red Cross be directed
to ensuring survivors have access to clean drinking water.
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For more information, please contact:
Beja Rodeck, (416) 974-5506