WESTBURY, N.Y. – The NYCB Family of Banks, consisting of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., its subsidiaries New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank, and their eight local divisions, have established the NYCB Cares 2013 Philippines Disaster Relief Fund for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
The NYCB Family of Banks is coordinating the effort to enable its employees and customers to easily and effectively make donations, and to double their benefit.
“Everyone is saddened by the situation in the Philippines. We understand the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused, especially since this comes on the heels of the wildfires in Arizona and a year after Hurricane Sandy – both of which occurred in communities we serve and live in,” said New York Community Bancorp’s President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph R. Ficalora.
He added that, “NYCB has always been committed to service, and as a good global citizen, we also believe in supporting those facing disasters beyond our own footprint.
“By matching the funds contributed in our branches, we double each donation and increase its impact. Based on the gratifying response to our efforts during past disasters, we hope to provide well over $100,000 to support the relief efforts in the Philippines. The funds we raise and match will be contributed to the Salvation Army, which has a long history of providing long-term relief after natural disasters.” Ficalora said.
Donations to the NYCB Cares Matching Fund can be made at any of The NYCB Family of Bank’s 270+ branches in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona, and no gift is too small. Donations will be collected through December 13th. To find the branch nearest to you, please visit www.myNYCB.com and www.NewYorkCommercialBank.com.
The NYCB Family of Banks includes New York Community Bancorp, Inc and its two bank subsidiaries, New York Community Bank, a thrift, and New York Commercial Bank. New York Community Bank serves its customers through seven local divisions – four in New York (Queens County Savings Bank, Roslyn Savings Bank, Richmond County Savings Bank, and Roosevelt Savings Bank), one in New Jersey (Garden State Community Bank), one in Ohio (Ohio Savings Bank) and one in Florida and Arizona (AmTrust Bank).
The Commercial Bank serves its customers throughout Metro New York. Additional information about the Company and its bank subsidiaries is available at www.myNYCB.com and www.NewYorkCommercialBank.com.