CARBONDALE, IL, Sept. 23, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI)
announced today it has made a donation of $37,500 to the American Red
Cross in support of the agency's 2011 relief efforts throughout the
Ohio Valley and Southern United States. This sum represents a
combination of funds donated by employees and a corporate match.
This spring and continuing through the summer, the Mississippi River
Valley and Southern United States have been hit with a series of
natural disasters including historic flooding, deadly tornadoes, and in
recent weeks, destructive hurricanes.
These storms and floods have left widespread damage in Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois. In the Southern
Illinois, the high waters of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers forced the
mandatory city-wide evacuation of Cairo, Ill.
"On behalf of the American Red Cross and the thousands of people
impacted by the natural disasters of 2011, I would like to thank the
employees at CN for this generous donation," said Sandra Webster,
Executive Director of the American Red Cross Little Egypt Service
Center in Southern Illinois. "This donation not only represents support
for the many families rebuilding their lives following the floods and
storms, but is also a testament to the caring and humanity of everyone
at CN who have mobilized to help others in their time of need."
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: "The
devastating impact of this year's floods and tornadoes was a shock for
us all. CN is glad to be able to help the American Red Cross address
some of the immense human suffering caused by these disasters."
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver,
Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala.,
and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit,
Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul,
Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points
in North America.
For further information:
| Media |
| || || Investment Community |