16 January 2020
Staff at Heritage Bank are rallying behind the community in the face of the devastating bushfires sweeping the nation.
Tomorrow, 17 January, Heritage staff are organising internal fundraising initiatives across all locations in a bid to give back to those affected.
Heritage will match all funds raised by staff dollar-for-dollar with proceeds to be donated to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. Heritage will also have donations tins available in-branch for anyone wishing to make a gold coin donation.
Heritage Bank CEO Peter Lock said, “We’ve all seen the devastation caused by the ongoing bushfire crisis. That’s why more important than ever to come together to help out wherever we can.”
Mr Lock said Heritage was mindful of the long-term effects on the community as a result of the fires, and the ongoing impact of the drought, and were looking at additional and programs to provide support.
“Currently, we have a Bushfire Relief Package in place that includes a series of support measures. This includes hardship provisions, fee waivers and refunds, and fast-tracking Allianz insurance claims to assist customers who have lost homes or vehicles.
“In addition to this, we’re also looking at opportunities through the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation which will see longer term support for victims of natural disasters.
“Our people focus remains the core of Heritage. Our Bank, along with our industry, will continue to do our part to assist and help those communities affected.”