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RBC Bank Presents $7,500 Tornado Relief Check to Volunteer Center of Morgan County

 

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Pictured, Left to Right: Jessica Nelson of VCOM and Ali Propst of RBC Bank

 

Raleigh, N.C. - June 15, 2011 – RBC Bank has contributed $7,500 to the Volunteer Center of Morgan County to support the organization’s local tornado relief efforts. The donation is part of the bank’s multi-part tornado response which has included a statewide food drive and multiple donations to Alabama nonprofits in the last 10 weeks.

This $7,500 gift benefits the Volunteer Center of Morgan County, a non-profit organization that serves as the Decatur area’s premier provider of volunteer programs and services. Annually, the Volunteer Center helps individuals, families, corporate, church and community groups fill volunteer needs at over 200 community organizations. Volunteers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are mobilized to feed the hungry, serve seniors, protect the environment, mentor children and make a difference in our community in many other ways.

In addition to $42,000 in financial contributions to nonprofits assisting in clean-up and restoration efforts, RBC Bank’s response to the devastating tornadoes of April 27 and 28 in Alabama has been multi-faceted:

  • The bank’s 80-plus offices across the state hosted a food drive that culminated with the delivery of 26,000 of pounds of food to Alabama Food Bank Association sites earlier this month. In addition the bank donated more than 400 “kitchens in a box” – a box full of kitchen supplies identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be most needed – to help stock FEMA trailers and homes in need.
  • RBC Bank storm recovery efforts include hundreds of employees volunteering their time and money. Recently 30 RBC Bank employees staffed the phone lines for United Way’s telethon in Birmingham.

“The response we continue to see from community members and volunteer organizations following the April tornadoes is truly moving. Because the devastation is so extensive, volunteers are really the ones making the difference in our communities,” said Ali Propst, regional manager for RBC Bank in Northern Alabama. “RBC Bank is proud to support the outstanding work of the Volunteer Center of Morgan County.”

About RBC Bank

RBC Bank, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., offers a wide range of financial services and advice to individuals, businesses and public institutions throughout the Southeast. RBC Bank’s network includes more than 420 full-service banking centers in six states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), an extensive ATM network and telephone and online banking. RBC Bank is the 40th largest U.S. bank by consolidated assets, according to SNL Financial’s List of the Nation’s 50 Largest Banks, September 2010. RBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (RY on the TSX and NYSE), Canada's largest and most stable bank as measured by assets and market capitalization. For ten consecutive years, RBC has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. RBC has been listed as one of the most sustainable large corporations in the world for six years in a row, according to the annual ranking by Corporate Knights. And, in February of this year, RBC was ranked 31st in The World's Most Respected Companies by Barron's, and third among financial institutions. More information about RBC Bank may be found at www.rbcbankusa.com.