Tuesday 19 September, 2017

RBC donates US$300,000 to Hurricane Irma relief efforts

RBC has announced a commitment of US$300,000 to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The Caribbean relief effort will receive US$200,000 of the total amount, while US$100,000 will be directed toward relief efforts in Florida.

Last Friday RBC announced an initial donation of US$40,000 to relief efforts in St Maarten and Antigua and Barbuda.

 “I am frequently reminded how resilient people are and how working together, we can rebuild and start over even in the face of disastrous circumstance.  Many of our branches in Eastern Caribbean and The Bahamas are reopened today, while other branches, like those in St. Maarten and Turks and Caicos Islands, will take longer to reopen as our employees and other residents rebuild and restore a sense of normalcy,” said Rob Johnston, CEO, RBC, Caribbean Banking.

With more than 100 years of history in the region, RBC has experienced the impact of natural disasters before. The bank said will continue to work with national agencies, industry and government to ensure the safety of our employees and support the recovery and rebuilding efforts for our clients and communities.