Meridian will also match employee donations
Toronto, ON – September 26, 2022 – Meridian is responding to support Eastern Canadians affected by Hurricane Fiona with a donation of $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. These funds will help Red Cross deliver urgent relief efforts including interim housing, clothing, food, and other essential supplies.
Employee donations made to the Red Cross’s Fiona in Canada Appeal will be matched up to $1,000 per employee through Meridian’s My Commitment to Communities Program. Employee donations will get an additional boost from the government of Canada which is also matching donations from Canadians and corporations up to October 23, 2022.
“We stand with family, friends and communities in Eastern Canada who are dealing with the devastation created by Hurricane Fiona,” says Jay-Ann Gilfoy, President & CEO of Meridian. “Our thoughts and hearts are with those impacted in a region known for the generous spirit and resilience of its people.”
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona can do so online at www.redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111, by texting FIONA to 20222 to make a $10 donation.
We acknowledge the land on which we operate is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
With more than 75 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario's largest credit union, and second largest in Canada, helping to grow the lives of our more than 360,000 Members. Meridian has $28.8 billion in assets under management (June 30, 2022) and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 89 branches across Ontario, and business banking services in 15 locations. Meridian cardholders also have access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ABMs in North America with THE EXCHANGE® Network and the Allpoint Network in the US. For more information, please visit: meridiancu.ca, follow us on Twitter @MeridianCU or visit us on Facebook.
For more information contact:
Teresa Pagnutti, Public Relations, Meridian
Jacob Del Zotto, Corporate Communications, Meridian