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Boro bank sets up Japan quake relief fund

Queens County Savings Bank is offering its customers a way to help out earthquake-ravaged Japan.

The bank’s parent company, New York Community Bancorp Inc., has established a relief fund for the victims of Friday’s natural disaster that killed thousands, caused severe destruction to the nation’s nuclear plants and left thousands homeless.

Donations can be made at any of the branches located throughout the borough as well as Roslyn Savings Bank, Richmond County Savings Bank and Roosevelt Savings Bank.

The money will go to the Salvation Army in Japan, which has already begun relief work, according to New York Community Bancorp Inc. President Joseph Ficalora.

“As a community bank, we have a commitment to supporting the causes that are important to our customers and our employees, and providing relief for the people of Japan is certainly important to us all,” he said in a statement.

Log on to for more information on donating money.

— Ivan Pereira

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