SCNB to match hurricane relief donations up to $25,000

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Suffolk County National Bank headquarters on Second Street in Riverhead.

To assist the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Suffolk County National Bank has agreed to match donations made to a special account up to $25,000.

The bank’s match will cover donations made between Nov. 7 and Nov. 23. In addition to the payment of up to $25,000 SCNB will also make its own contribution to its Hurricane Sandy Relief Account. The money will go to the American Red Cross to provide food, shelter plus emotional and other support.

The bank additionally announced that it has cancelled its holiday celebrations and will direct that money toward additional charitable donations.

“It’s difficult to think about celebrating when members of our communities are being confronted by major challenges and losses,” said Howard Bluver, SCNB’s president and CEO. “At Suffolk, we feel this is the right thing to do.”

Donations to the relief account can be made at any of the bank’s 30 branches or mailed to SCNB, Box 9000, Riverhead, NY 11901. Checks should be made out to SCNB Hurricane Sandy Relief Account