(3BL Media) Denver, CO - July 3, 2012 - Bank of America today announced a $25,000 commitment to the American Red Cross Mile High Region to aid victims of the wildfires sweeping across parts of Colorado. The Waldo Canyon fire alone has already destroyed nearly 350 homes and forced the evacuation of 35,000 people, surpassing the 257 homes damaged recently by another wildfire near Fort Collins.
"We are committed to supporting the families, customers and communities who have been impacted by the devastating series of wildfires,” said
Robert Likos, Colorado market president,Bank of America. “By giving to the local American Red Cross chapter, the funds will be immediately used for local relief and recovery needs.”
Bank of America is also a donor to the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program. Through the Annual Disaster Giving Program, which was started in 1997, members have pledged donations to the Red Cross in advance of major disasters, which helps the organization better prepare for and respond to nearly 70,000 disasters each year.
In addition, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will match employee pledges through the bank’s Matching Gifts program.
Bank of America customers impacted by the fires can use the phone number on their bank statements or bank card to discuss options, and mortgage customers impacted by the fires may contact the bank’s Customer Assistance Center located in Greenwood Village by calling 866.384.0200.
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