$25,000 donation from Sun Life to Canadian Red Cross will assist relief and rebuilding efforts in the Alberta community
TORONTO, May 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial has set up a special
process for its clients who are affected by the widespread destruction
that wildfires caused in Slave Lake, Alberta. As well, a corporate
donation of $25,000 from Sun Life Financial to the Canadian Red Cross
will help residents who have lost their homes, businesses, and
The devastating fires in Slave Lake have had an enormous impact on Sun
Life Financial's clients, employees, and advisors who live and work in
the community. "We're shocked and saddened by the images we're seeing
from Slave Lake," said Kevin Dougherty, President, Sun Life Financial
Canada. "Our thoughts are with everyone who has been touched by this
tragedy, including our clients and colleagues."
Sun Life Financial is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to direct
funds immediately to relief efforts in Slave Lake. Donations from the
company following disasters like forest fires, floods, and tornadoes
help to meet the critical needs of victims without delay, including
medical care, food, clothing, and emergency shelters.
"From a business perspective, we're working with our advisors and
employees, finding solutions for our clients in a very specific and
personal way," said Dougherty. Sun Life Financial has approximately
2,000 policyholders in the Slave Lake region.
Clients requiring special assistance should contact their Sun Life
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate
customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today
have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United
States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan,
Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2011, the Sun Life
Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $469
billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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