Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017
Air Canada announced today that the Air Canada Foundation board has approved a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relief efforts for those directly impacted by the unprecedented floods of 2017: $25,000 earmarked for the Spring Flood Quebec Appeal and an additional $ 25,000 for the General Spring Flood Appeal.
Funds will enable the Canadian Red Cross to provide relief for those affected in the form of emergency food, clothing, shelter, personal services and other necessities to help assist with recovery.”Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation have a long-standing tradition of being at the forefront of humanitarian efforts,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada. “Whenever disaster strikes around the world, especially in communities where our employees live and work, the Air Canada family will always rally to lend support. I am proud to see how our employees come together in support of communities in need.”
Earlier in the week, Air Canada transported 56,000 empty sandbags in 14 pallets weighing a total of 3,800 kgs. These sandbags originated in Moose Jaw and upon arrival in Montreal were quickly trucked to Ile Bizard, one of the communities around Montreal significantly affected by floods.
Source:- Air Canada