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Major bank donates $1m to India COVID-19 appeal

A big four bank has said that it will donate $1 million to World Vision Australia’s India COVID-19 Appeal to help with “the unfolding health crisis” there.

ANZ has announced that it will donate $1 million to the charity, and match customer and employee donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis for up to a further $1 million, to help support the fight against the viral pandemic in the Indian subcontinent.

On Sunday (2 May), it was reported that India recorded 379,257 new infections and 3,645 deaths – said to be the highest number of fatalities recorded in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

ANZ said its donation would “go towards the immense effort already underway in India and provide funding for more beds, oxygen machines and hospital medical supplies in some of the worst-hit districts”.  

ANZ’s group executive, talent and culture, Kathryn van der Merwe, commented: “Right now, we are seeing tragic circumstances in India where COVID-19 is spreading at a frightening rate and ruining far too many lives. 


“As a company with employees in India, as well as customers and connections to the community, we are particularly shaken by what is unfolding there during this health crisis. 

“We hope our donation and the efforts of our generous employees and customers can help in some way as that community strives to overcome this significant threat to their way of life.” 

World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth said ANZ’s donation was an “overwhelming gesture of kindness” that was testimony to both the generosity of Australians and the close ties between the two nations. 

“India and its people hold a special place in the hearts of Australians, and ANZ’s incredible gesture has confirmed that,” Mr Wordsworth said. 

“I am appealing to the rest of corporate Australia to show similar solidarity, and to the generosity of Australians to show their support in what has become a grave humanitarian crisis.” 


ANZ said that any employees or customers wishing to donate to the fund can do so via the ‘ANZ: COVID-19 India Appeal’ page on the fundraising website Shout for Good.

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Major bank donates $1m to India COVID-19 appeal
Major bank donates $1m to India COVID-19 appeal

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