In response to recent severe weather conditions, including floods, tornadoes, snow and ice, Bank of America is providing $150,000 to the American Red Cross. The funding to Red Cross Disaster Relief will help support emergency relief supplies, shelters, food and health/mental health services for those affected by the storms and flooding this month, and assist the Red Cross to prepare for and respond to other crises.
Tornadoes and severe flooding have had significant impact across five states in the South (Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky), while Winter Storm Ulmer brought blizzard conditions, flash flooding, and high wind warnings to the Midwest, with flooding continuing to impact Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, parts of western Kansas, and along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
In addition, the company is matching employee donations through an internal program, with the minimum amount eligible for matching lowered to $1 from the standard $25 in response to the crisis.
Bank of America’s Client Assistance Program is also in place to help clients experiencing distress. The bank will work with each client on a case-by-case basis to assist with their specific needs. Clients directly impacted by any of the recent weather events are encouraged to contact the bank to discuss potential assistance options.
Bank of America and its employees have a history of responding to disasters, providing more than $4.5 million to the Red Cross in support of disaster relief efforts over the last five years.
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Liz Wright, Bank of America