Islanders support relief efforts

Vancouver Islanders support the Canadian Red Cross and their relief efforts in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.

Vancouver Islanders — including Coastal Community Credit Union members, clients and employees — have stepped up to the plate in supporting the Canadian Red Cross and their relief efforts in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.

When Typhoon Haiyan hit in early November, Coastal Community responded with a Red Cross relief account to receive Islanders’ donations. A total of $18,410.76 has been raised in just under six weeks, which translates into almost $37,000 through the Government of Canada’s matching program.

“It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation Typhoon Haiyan created in displacing millions of people,” says Carly Milloy, Red Cross annual and appeal manager for BC/Yukon.

“Red Cross sincerely thanks Coastal Community Credit Union, its members, employees and the public for their generosity. These donations help Red Cross deliver humanitarian aid and reach those who need it most.”

It’s the second time this year that Coastal Community has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to accept donations on behalf of their relief efforts. In early summer, donations were collected following extensive flooding in southern Alberta.

— Coastal Community Credit Union

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