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Bank of America Banking Centers Will Accept Cash Donations For Salvadoran American Health Foundation

Submitted by: Bank of America Corporation

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Jan 22, 2001 – 11:00 PM EST


Jan. 22 /CSRwire/ - Bank of America has set up an account in response to the January 13 disastrous earthquake in El Salvador. Anyone across the United States may make a cash donation to the Salvadoran American Health Foundation (SAHF) at Bank of America banking center locations.

"Cash contributions are easier and more effectively channeled to those in need during disasters," said Eduardo Aguirre, president, Bank of America International Private Bank. "All the money collected throughout Bank of America will go directly to SAHF to use during this national state of emergency."

In addition to our initial $8,000 contribution to SAHF, Bank of America Foundation has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross for this relief effort and will match charitable contributions made by Bank of America associates. "This disaster hits close to home as we spend time in El Salvador with customers and clients," said Aguirre. "Bank of America is proud to offer financial support to the American Red Cross and SAHF as part of our commitment to our communities."

The Bank of America Foundation is committed to improving lives by providing educational opportunities, building inclusive communities and promoting cultural outreach. Last year, Bank of America contributed more than $100,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts.

Bank of America is more than just a bank. We are a financial services company committed to generating growth for our customers, shareholders and associates alike.

We provide banking, investing and other financial services to individuals, small businesses and commercial, corporate and institutional clients across the United States and around the world. Our reach is unparalleled: We have more than 4,400 domestic offices, 38 international offices, more than 13,000 ATMs, more than 90 regional telephone service centers and an Internet Web site that provides online access for more than 3 million customers, more than any other bank. Bank of America stock (ticker: BAC) is listed on the New York, Pacific and London stock exchanges.

For more information, please contact:

Angela Ashley Bank of America
Phone: (904) 791-4217


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