Webster Bank Donates $25,000 Disaster Relief Grant to American Red Cross

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WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank on Wednesday announced it is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. This donation will assist American Red Cross chapters throughout Webster’s footprint as they assist families and communities with recovery efforts. This donation will also provide necessary funds as the hurricane season continues.

“Webster has a longstanding commitment to supporting the communities we serve, especially in times of disaster; it’s part of our core values,” said Kathryn Luria, senior vice president, Philanthropy and Community Affairs. “We know our American Red Cross partners will put this funding to immediate use in the communities where we live and work.”

Webster has a history of providing disaster recovery funds to American Red Cross. The Bank presented grants for communities affected by Hurricane Florence and a Massachusetts gas line explosion in 2018 and Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

“We are incredibly thankful for the long partnership we have with Webster Bank,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “The Bank’s consistent support of our disaster recovery efforts, especially during the coronavirus outbreak allows the Red Cross to keep providing blood and disaster relief services to residents throughout the region.”

This donation is in addition to an earlier announcement on March 17 of this year, just as the country was seeing the first effects of the unprecedented impacts brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, when Webster Bank announced it would donate $60,000 for the Red Cross’ response to support technical infrastructure and urgent blood services.

For more information about how you can assist people in the affected areas visit redcross.org.

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