Aiding hurricane recovery in Coney Island

November 7, 2012 │ New York

CMTS employees assist emergency food distribution site in storm-impacted neighborhood.

Famous for its boardwalk and tourist attractions, the seaside community of Coney Island was one of the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Sandy. Local residents and businesses are reeling from the storm, which caused extensive and devastating flood damage, and many are still without electricity and heat.

On Wednesday, a little over a week after the hurricane, a team of 15 employees from Deutsche Bank’s Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions (CMTS) group traveled down to Coney Island to assist local relief efforts. Working through the volunteer organization New York Cares, they were the first organized Deutsche Bank group to volunteer for hurricane relief.

Employees offered their aid at Our Lady of Solace Church, which is serving as a community distribution site for water, food and cleaning supplies. There, Deutsche Bank volunteers helped with set up, sorted donations, distributed supplies, and engaged local residents. A small group of CMTS employees, upon discovering that the site was running low on supplies, travelled to a local grocery store where they personally purchased and donated a sizeable amount of canned goods and other necessities.

“The CMTS division takes Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously, so we were eager to get involved after Hurricane Sandy,” said Anthony Smith, Business Manager for CMTS. “I think the rapid interest and quantity of employees who helped today is testament to how passionate we are about helping others. It was a successful morning assisting those in need and we look forward to being involved in other upcoming Hurricane Sandy volunteer initiatives.”

Deutsche Bank is dedicated to aiding relief and will continue to organize volunteer projects in support of the recovery.For information about Deutsche Bank’s philanthropic commitment to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, please click here.

A Deutsche Bank volunteer sets up a food distribution station. enlarge

A Deutsche Bank volunteer sets up a food distribution station.

A Deutsche Bank volunteer sets up a food distribution station.

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