Desjardins donates $100,000 to the Red Cross to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India

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MONTREAL, May 6, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group has teamed up with the Canadian Red Cross, making a $100,000 donation to the India COVID-19 Response Appeal to help provide much needed support to people and communities affected by the rapidly escalating pandemic in that country.

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"While the vaccination campaign is in full swing here in Canada and we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 is having devastating effects in India. The international community is coming together to send aid to India and we at Desjardins are showing our support with a $100,000 donation," said Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group. "Our thoughts are with everyone living through this crisis in India and everyone whose family and friends are affected."

The money raised will enable the Red Cross to support COVID-19 preparedness, response and recovery activities in India, including the distribution of COVID-19 prevention information, providing hygiene items and food packages, supporting ambulance services and providing logistical support for healthcare services.

Desjardins members and clients wishing to make a donation to the India COVID-19 Response Appeal can do so online at or by calling 1-800-418-1111.

About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in North America and the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world, with assets of $362.0 billion. In 2020 it was ranked as one of the world's Top 100 Employers by Forbes magazine. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Ranked among the world's strongest banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.

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