Cambridge, MD (November 21, 2012) – The National Bank of Cambridge has partnered with the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Red Cross to assist in the response and recovery efforts of those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Through this partnership, The National Bank of Cambridge has created a fund for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief, which is patterned after a similar relief fund effort that was undertaken by Maryland banks after the September 11 tragedy. MBA's President & CEO Kathleen Murphy states, "During this holiday season, while we have much for which to be thankful, we are reminded that there are many households and businesses experiencing hardship in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Support of the relief efforts is just another way that the Maryland Banking Industry demonstrates its commitment to giving back."
The National Bank of Cambridge is helping people affected by Hurricane Sandy by collecting donations on behalf of the American Red Cross starting today, November 21, through Monday, December 31. One hundred percent of donations received by The National Bank of Cambridge will be donated to the American Red Cross and will be used to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The National Bank of Cambridge in partnership with the Maryland Bankers Association will conclude this important initiative with a culminating event at the American Red Cross headquarters in Baltimore. During this event, The National Bank of Cambridge with all participating banks will present a figurative check representative of the total contributions made. Please contact the following National Bank of Cambridge representative for branch hours and locations. Elizabeth Kramer, 304 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613, Direct Phone Number 443-225-4721, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view this information online at www.redcross.org/md/baltimore.
To date, the Red Cross has helped people in ten states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Sandy. More than 8,800 American Red Cross workers from all over the country are supporting shelters, providing food and water at fixed sites, and driving through neighborhoods to distribute meals and supplies. The Red Cross has served more than 5.8 million meals and snack, provided more than 62,300 health services and emotional support contacts, and handed out more than 1.9 million relief items.
We encourage the general public to contribute at any of The National Bank of Cambridge branches, but donations can also be sent directly to the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, online at www.redcross.org, by texting REDCROSS to 90999, or by mail to American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region located at 4800 Mount Hope Drive in Baltimore, MD 21215.