First Niagara helps the Red Cross

First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) announced the donation of $100,000 from First Niagara Bank Foundation to the American Red Cross in support of its Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

The funds will be distributed for use in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania to help the Red Cross continue to provide food, shelter, and basic services to those affected by the storm in these three states where First Niagara operates. Additionally, First Niagara has established a bank-wide Red Cross donation account that customers may deposit money into at their local branch.

First Niagara also recently established its “YouFirst Neighbor” loan program for customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy, allowing them to quickly receive unsecured, low-interest home improvement loans.

For more information on how to donate to the American Red Cross, visit For more information on First Niagara’s storm relief services, visit