CLEVELAND, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) CEO Henry L. Meyer III today announced that Key will give $5,000 to Haiti earthquake relief efforts in each of Key's 22 Key Community Bank districts from Maine to Alaska and in selected cities where Key National Bank has a presence. The gift will total $135,000.
The donations will be made through a local chapter of the American Red Cross in each location.
In making the announcement, Meyer said, "The devastation from the January 12 earthquake in Haiti is heartbreaking. Key joins the world in mourning the loss of nearly 200,000 people. The communities where the people of Key live and work are reaching out to the people of Haiti to help them recover and begin to rebuild. Our thoughts and prayers are with them."
KeyBank Foundation head Margot Copeland added, "Our employees are already giving individually and generously to this tragedy by donating to the American National Red Cross and other first responders. KeyBank Foundation will continue to match these gifts dollar for dollar, which is in addition to the $135,000 announced today."
Individuals wishing to support Haiti relief should contact a trusted charity, such as the American Red Cross or other first responder, to make a pledge or donation. Lists of relief organizations working in Haiti are available on the Internet.
Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $93.3 billion. BusinessWeek Magazine named Key the top bank in its Customer Service Champ 2009 edition, ranking Key 11th out of the top-25 companies that include many known for their customer service acumen. Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/.