The Caisses populaires acadiennes contribute $25,000 to the disaster victims of Fort McMurray
Posted on Thursday May 05, 2016
The Caisses populaires acadiennes join the Canadian Red Cross in raising money for those affected by the ongoing crisis in the Fort McMurray region. The Caisses populaires acadiennes will donate an amount of $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in order to bring immediate help to those victims.
“We are saddened by this tragedy which is affecting our country and we want to show our solidarity with all Acadians who work or who live in that region of Alberta. We hope that this will bring comfort to those who are currently going through a very difficult time”, said Mr. Camille H. Thériault, President and CEO.
Furthermore, we are inviting the general public to show some generosity by donating money to help all those victims. Starting today, the public will be able to make donations by using the account Aide aux sinistrés de Fort McMurray – Caisses populaires acadiennes in all our business locations in New-Brunswick. The funds will then be sent to the Canadian Red Cross.
“This tragedy calls upon our values as a financial institution because mutual aid in our communities is important to us. Most of us know someone who lives or works in this region and we need to take part in this wave of solidarity”, added Mr. Thériault.
It should be noted that the Canadian Red Cross also accepts donations online (http://www.croixrouge.ca), by phone (1 800 418-1111) or at any of their offices.
About the Caisses populaires acadiennes
The Caisses populaires acadiennest was founded in 1936. It is the largest French Acadian financial institution in New Brunswick. With total assets of $3.7 billion, this network is represented by 51 business locations in New Brunswick. Close to 1,000 employees and 200 elected officials represent the organisation’s vital forces. For more information, go to http://www.acadie.com.
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