PROVIDENCE – Webster Bank is donating $30,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts for communities in the southeastern United States affected by Hurricane Dorian.
The donation is intended to help four Red Cross chapters in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts as they deploy teams to help communities damaged by the storm, according to the bank, which has operations in Rhode Island, among other states.
Waterbury, Conn.-based Webster said it was making the donation with its customers and employees in hurricane-affected areas especially in mind.
Webster said it will work with impacted customers as appropriate during the disruption of critical services in their communities. The bank also said it has reached out to employees in those areas to ensure they are safe and aware of services available to them.
“Our thoughts are with the communities in Florida, and throughout the southeastern United States,” said Harriet Munrett Wolfe, Webster’s executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.
“Webster has a long history of supporting the communities we serve, especially in times of disaster; it’s indicative of our core values,” she said. “We’re also fortunate to have our American Red Cross partners ready to assist.”
Scott Blake is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Blake@PBN.com.
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