During the award ceremony at FirstBank, from left: Nayda Rivera, executive vice president of FirstBank, Vanessa Lee Feliciano, executive director of the American Red Cross Puerto Rico Chapter, Aurelio Alemán, and Geraldine Cerame, financial development coordinator for the local Red Cross.
The American Red Cross Puerto Rico Chapter recently recognized FirstBank’s commitment with the community and its $10,000 donation to assist families affected by Hurricane Irene and the torrential rains unleashed by storms Emily and María last year.
“We feel very pleased to help communities when events of this nature happen, and in all circumstances. Our thanks to the Red Cross for this recognition,”said FirstBank President Aurelio Alemán.
During the adverse weather events, the American Red Cross provided assistance to more than 2,000 people in 49 municipalities of Puerto Rico. Annually, the American Red Cross responds to more than 400 disasters like fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters.
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