Scotiabank has contributed CA$100,000 in response to numerous calls for relief packages for Haiti by the Canadian Red Cross (CRC). Haiti was recently struck by a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake in August.
The bank’s contributions will go towards relief programs being facilitated by the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) which has so far raised CA$410,000.
“As we did in 2010, we are again assisting with the recovery efforts in Haiti. Exacerbated by the pandemic, the island remains increasingly vulnerable to the threat of natural disasters and, therefore, support for their current recovery efforts is now critical,” said Anya Schnoor, an Executive VP at Scotiabank.
During the 2010 earthquake, Scotiabank committed $500,000. Half of that ($250,000) was donated to the Canadian Red Cross’ Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund and while the other half was given to a donation matching program that provided aid to the bank’s employees in Haiti.
“From a regional and humanitarian perspective, it is important that Haiti gets rebuilt with resiliency and we are happy to join with all the agencies that are aiding the process,” Anya added.
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