ABA announced today that it will donate $100,000 dollars to a Hurricane Florence relief fund created by the North Carolina Bankers Association. ABA will also match donations made by ABA employees. The fund will assist bank employees and their families affected by the storm and the historic flooding that followed. In 2017, ABA made similar donations after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those caught in the path of Hurricane Florence,” said ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “Even as banks step up to do their part in the recovery, some of their employees are dealing with disasters of their own. Our contribution is one way we can join with North Carolina bankers to help our colleagues, and we encourage banks and bankers across the country to consider contributing to this fund and other recovery efforts in the state.”
“We welcome ABA’s contribution and the steadfast support of bankers everywhere,” said NCBA President and CEO Peter Gwaltney. “Even before we launched this fund, banks of all sizes had already committed nearly $6 million dollars to recovery efforts in North Carolina. We know there will be more to come.”