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NYCB aiding typhoon victims

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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:30 am

The NYCB group of banks is doubling donations its employees and customers make to a relief fund it set up for victims of the typhoon that just struck the Philippines.

The NYCB group, consisting of New York Community Bancorp, New York Community Bank, New York Commercial Bank and their eight local divisions, this week announced the establishment of its NYCB Cares 2013 Philippines Disaster Relief Fund for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

NYCB is coordinating the effort to enable its employees and customers to easily and effectively make donations, and to double their benefit.

Donations to the NYCB Cares Matching Fund can be made at any of The NYCB family of bank’s 270-plus branches, and the bank said no gift is too small. Donations will be collected through Dec. 13.

NYCB President Joe Ficalora said the company understands the devastation the typhoon caused, especially after Hurricane Sandy here and recent wildfires in Arizona, where it also has branches, and as a good global citizen wants to help out beyond the areas it serves.

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