$18,510.25 Raised by North Peace Savings for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

North Peace Savings accepted donations for the Canadian Red Cross and their relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Fort St John, December 16 – Devastation struck in the Philippines on November 8, 2013, when Typhoon Haiyan barrelled through, disrupting approximately 9.5 million people. As one of the most widespread humanitarian relief efforts this year, North Peace Savings welcomed donations on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross.  A grand total of $18,510.25 was raised from all of our service centers.

Recognizing the severity of the disaster caused by typhoon Haiyan, North Peace Savings immediately partook in supporting the relief efforts. As of November 15, the credit union started the fundraising efforts in its communities for this Red Cross initiative. In addition to fundraising, North Peace Savings waived wire transfer fees to the Philippines for members.

“Day to day, we have local interaction within the global community,” says Mitchel Chilcott, CEO, North Peace Savings and Credit Union. North Peace Savings prides itself on its commitment to building stronger communities. This includes North Peace Savings extending its support outside the local regions and providing help and assistance where there is a need. “We are beyond words with how the community has come together,” expresses Chilcott. “The gracious donations from staff and members has been a real demonstration of the sense of community here in Fort St John, and I am glad that we can share that overseas.”

Extraordinary donations from staff and members totalled $13,510.25. In addition to accepting donations, North Peace Savings matched the funds up to $5,000. This brought the grand total for the Haiyan relief efforts to $18,510.25. In addition to the total raised, the Federal Government will be matching the donations as well, stretching the dollars even further. North Peace Savings would like to thank staff and community members for their outstanding support. North Peace Savings remains committed to investing in community support, regardless of where the help is needed.

About North Peace Savings and Credit Union
North Peace Savings and Credit Union is a full-service financial organization offering banking, commercial, investment and insurance products. Located in Northeast British Columbia, North Peace Savings has proudly served the north for over 65 years.  With over 11,000 members within its four branches, North Peace Savings remains committed to the social and economic well-being within the communities it serves. North Peace Savings is the 2013 recipient of the National Credit Union Innovation Award, Canada and runner up for the Innovation Award through the Credit Union Executive Society.


For more information, please visit www.npscu.ca or contact:

Heather Desarmia
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
North Peace Savings and Credit Union
10344 100 St. Fort St John, BC V1J 3Z1
250 794 3742