Interac will match donations up to $25,000 and asks Collision’s 33K+ attendees to join in supporting the cause
TORONTO, June 22, 2022 – Interac President and CEO, Mark O’Connell, was joined by The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, to showcase the company’s on-site fundraiser at the Collision Conference in support of the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. The fundraiser is an interactive installation that allows Collision Conference attendees to tap their Interac Debit card or mobile wallet to donate directly to the cause.
Interac, a proud presenting partner of the Collision Conference, will match all donations made through the installation up to $25,000.
“Collision is one of the largest tech gatherings in the world and we recognized this opportunity to drive donations to this critically important cause,” stated Mark O’Connell, President and CEO, Interac Corp. “This initiative will bring Interac total contributions to the Red Cross to more than $50,000, which will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to respond to humanitarian needs generated by the Ukraine crisis and offer immediate support to civilians. I encourage all attendees at Collision to join us in supporting these efforts.”
“The world is steadfast in its support for Ukraine, and I was pleased to see both Canadians and international visitors alike stand by Ukraine at Collision in Toronto today,” said The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. “We’re committed to supporting Ukrainians before, during and after they arrive in Canada, and Canadian businesses continue to step up and lead by example by supporting the worlds most vulnerable.”
“Interac is committed to supporting those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine,” said Daria Hill, Associate Vice President, Corporate Communications & Sponsorships, Interac Corp. “Over the past six months, our donations to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal have helped fund preparedness, immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities both in Ukraine and surrounding countries.”
If you’re interested in supporting this cause, please visit redcross.ca to donate. To learn more about community giving at Interac here.
For further information:
Interac Corp., 416-869-2017, firstname.lastname@example.org
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