Today, the American Red Cross is recognizing Webster Bank for its $60,000 donation supporting the Red Cross response to the Coronavirus Outbreak. Thanks to contributions such as this, the Red Cross is prepared to help meet the needs of people who are affected by the coronavirus outbreak, anytime and anywhere across the U.S.
“We are extremely grateful for Webster’s donation to our Coronavirus Outbreak response, which will help ensure we are able to respond to provide comfort and care to people most in need during these challenging times,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region.
Financial donations designated for the coronavirus outbreak will help the American Red Cross continue to deliver its lifesaving mission nationwide due to this public health emergency.
Donations designated to the coronavirus outbreak will be used to ensure that the Red Cross can maintain a sufficient supply of blood to help patients in need and prevent any shortages. In addition, donations will ensure that due to this coronavirus outbreak, the Red Cross is able to provide critical relief services to people affected by disasters big and small.
“Webster has a long history of supporting the communities we serve, especially in times of disaster. The American Red Cross is a longtime partner, and we applaud them in responding to the immediate needs of those who urgently require support. This funding will assist those who are facing difficulties during this unprecedented time,” said Kathryn Luria, Senior Vice President, Director of Philanthropy and Community Affairs.
To donate to help the American Red Cross continue to deliver its lifesaving mission nationwide due to this public health emergency, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word CORONAVIRUS to 90999. You can also donate by check by writing “Coronavirus Outbreak” in the memo line and mailing it to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839. To make an appointment to donate blood visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association and its HSA Bank division. With $30.4 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust, and investment services through 157 banking centers and 309 ATMs. Webster also provides mobile and online 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 or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.