BOSTON, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist our communities impacted by the gas explosions and fires that devastated Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on September 13, 2018, Santander Bank is donating $100,000 to the Essex County Community Foundation's Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund. The Fund was created specifically to help affected individuals, families and businesses with vital resources such as housing, food and support services.
"Our thoughts are with all those in the Merrimack Valley who were impacted by the gas explosions and fires, as well as those who have friends and family living in the area," said Duke Dayal, president and CEO of Santander Bank. "As always during times of trouble, the safety and well-being of our customers, employees and their families is our primary concern."
"When tragedy strikes our friends and neighbors, it's amazing to see how the business community rallies around them," said Crystal Bates, Director of Development and Communications at Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF). "Santander's very generous gift will have such a big impact now and in the coming weeks and months as the individuals and families affected by the fires work to rebuild their lives. For that, ECCF is very grateful."
Santander Bank customers impacted by the explosions can contact a Customer Service Center Advisor at 1-877-768-2265, seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for details on how Santander can help alleviate some of their financial worries while they begin to recover from these terrible events. Customers with hearing impairments can call 1-800-428-9121 (TTY/TDD), seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country's largest retail and commercial banks with $74.5 billion in assets. With its corporate offices in Boston, the Bank's approximately 9,600 employees, over 600 branches, more than 2,000 ATMs and 2.1 million customers are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Madrid-based Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) - one of the most respected banking groups in the world with more than 125 million customers in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. It is overseen by Santander Holdings USA, Inc., Banco Santander's intermediate holding company in the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.
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