State Farm Canada donates $10,000 to the Red Cross to help those impacted by floods in New Brunswick.

State Farm Canada and Desjardins Insurance provides support for relief efforts.

AURORA,ON, May 15, 2018 – State Farm Canada and Desjardins Insurance is donating $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross as it works to help those affected by recent floods in New Brunswick.

A record snowfall over the winter along with warm temperatures and rain have caused unprecedented flooding which has displaced hundreds of families and individuals. Emergency officials continue to warn residents of unsound buildings and contaminated water.

“The floods have devastated parts of New Brunswick,” said Barbara Bellissimo, Senior Vice President of Desjardins General Insurance Group. “Many have been forced out of their homes with first responders and volunteers working tirelessly to provide relief. The Canadian Red Cross provides crucial, on-the-ground, assistance and we support their ongoing efforts to helping people recover from this event."

Contacts for affected customers:

Affected customers who wish to report a claim can contact their local Agent or call 1-855-212-1745.

Affected customers who wish to report a claim can contact their local Agent or call 1-855-212-1745.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest in the world, with assets of $275.1 billion. It has been rated one of the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Ranked among the world's strongest banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.

For further information: (media inquiries only) Public Relations, Desjardins Group, media@desjardins.com.