Popular Launches “Embracing Puerto Rico” and Donates $1M for New Fundraising Account to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

 
 

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Friday, September 29, 2017 11:50 am EDT

Dateline:

San Juan, P.R.
"Every bit of assistance will move us forward. We believe in the strength of our communities and we stand together with them. The mission of Embracing Puerto Rico is to unite and rebuild."

Popular announced today the launch of “Embracing Puerto Rico,” a new relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Maria and the opening of a new bank account to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria. Popular, Inc. is donating $1M to the account.

 

Donations can be made using account number 030-043-069 or Popular Community Bank Account number 6810964434.

 

"Puerto Rico was severely hit by Hurricane Maria, and Popular is fully committed to being a part of its reconstruction. The coming, days, weeks and months will be challenging; we encourage everyone outside the Island to donate and help," said Ignacio Álvarez, president and CEO of Popular, Inc. "Every bit of assistance will move us forward. We believe in the strength of our communities and we stand together with them. The mission of Embracing Puerto Rico is to unite and rebuild."

 

As needs unfold, Popular will direct funding as needed to immediate and long-term causes.

 

For more information on the relief effort, visit www.embracingpuertorico.com.

 

About Popular, Inc.

Founded in 1893, Popular, Inc. is the leading banking institution by both assets and deposits in Puerto Rico and ranks among the top 50 U.S. banks by assets. Popular provides retail, mortgage and commercial banking services through its principal banking subsidiary, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, as well as auto and equipment leasing and financing, investment banking, broker-dealer and insurance services through specialized subsidiaries. In the United States, Popular has established a community-banking franchise providing a broad range of financial services and products with branches in New York, New Jersey and Florida under the name of Popular Community Bank.

 

Contact:

Natacha Vale, 787-553-6681
Natacha.vale@popular.com
or
Elaine Martínez, 787-460-3560
Elaine.martinez@popular.com
or
Aida Rosado, 787-312-5429
Aida.rosado@popular.com
or
Ana del Valle, 939-250-6662
ana.delvalle@popular.com

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