WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Webster Bank today announced it will donate $35,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Florence and recent gas line explosions in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley.
"These are catastrophic events affecting hundreds of thousands of people throughout the middle Atlantic and Southeast, and in Massachusetts," said John Ciulla, President and CEO of Webster Bank, adding, "Our donation to the American Red Cross aligns with Webster's core values of supporting the communities we serve, especially when natural disasters strike. In addition, we will be conducting proactive outreach to our Webster Bank customers and employees in the affected areas."
The donation will assist four American Red Cross chapters in Connecticut/Rhode Island and Massachusetts as they begin to deploy teams to help those in the affected areas. In addition, Webster will make a donation to the American Red Cross-Wisconsin Area through its HSA Bank division, headquartered in Milwaukee.
To assist our Webster Bank customers, Webster will work with impacted customers as appropriate during the disruption of critical services in their communities. In addition, Webster has reached out to employees in these areas to ensure they are safe and aware of services available to them.
Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association. With $27 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust, and investment services through 163 banking centers and 326 ATMs. Webster also provides mobile and Internet banking. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, which provides health savings account trustee and administrative services. Webster Bank is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at www.websterbank.com.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org
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