TORONTO, January 13, 2010 RBC today announced a $100,000 donation to the Red Cross to support relief and humanitarian efforts in Haiti.
"The scale of this disaster is enormous and its impact has been devastating to thousands of people and their communities," said Gordon Nixon, president & CEO of RBC. "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."
"The Red Cross is responding on the ground to the needs of the Haitian people as quickly as possible," said Conrad Sauvé, secretary general of the Canadian Red Cross. "Thanks to the network of Red Cross Societies, everyone can be confident that their Red Cross donations are reaching people during this difficult time."
The most urgent needs identified by the Red Cross are for search and rescue efforts, field hospitals, emergency health services, water purification, emergency shelter, logistics and telecommunications. RBC has requested that, where appropriate, its donation to the Red Cross be directed to ensuring survivors have access to clean drinking water.
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