Canadian multinational bank Scotiabank is donating US$20,000 to the Red Cross of Costa Rica in support of the relief efforts following Hurricane Otto, the first hurricane to pass directly over the country since records began.
Otto killed at least ten people in the country, including six in Upala, three in Bagaces, and one in Guayabo. The cost of damages reached around US$34 million, including US$21 million to roadways, and another US$13 million in damage to infrastructure.
“Our thoughts go out to those impacted by the recent damage caused by Hurricane Otto in Costa Rica,” said Brendan King, Senior Vice-President, International Banking, Scotiabank. “Scotiabank remains committed to working with our customers as they work to rebuild their communities.”