While we support the Red Cross so families and communities can recover and rebuild their lives after devastating disasters, we also know how important it is that people prepare for future emergencies.
This past year, we saw an unprecedented number of natural disasters occur within a short period — 2020’s hurricane season alone set records with 30 named storms and billions of dollars in damages. With North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and many other areas impacted by recent disasters, we have seen first-hand that our collective effort and support are more critical than ever. We join the Red Cross in their commitment to ensure people who live in hurricane or other disaster-prone areas make preparedness plans. In an emergency, every second counts — and the Red Cross provides lifesaving tools and information to help people stay safe before, during and after everyday emergencies and large-scale disasters like hurricanes.
What we do at Truist extends well beyond business operations. Standing for better and giving back to our communities is central to our purpose-driven culture. In addition to our annual support of the Red Cross through ADGP, we felt honored to offer a matching gift challenge in 2020 on #GivingTuesday, a day harnessing charitable donations each holiday season, tapping into the spirit of giving to channel the generosity of the public and help their contributions to the Red Cross go twice as far.