Company Mobilizes Support for Fort McMurray Reconstruction
TORONTO, May 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced CAD$100,000 in cash together with significant pro-bono contributions to support disaster relief and reconstruction efforts in the Alberta, Canada, communities engulfed by wildfires this month.
"Our thoughts are with our colleagues and clients, their families, and the people of Alberta who have been affected by these wildfires," said Bill Morris, Canada President and Senior Managing Director at Accenture. "We are committed to helping them rebuild quickly and effectively, and emerge as an even stronger community."
Accenture's contributions include the following mix of financial giving and time and skills of its people:
- Accenture will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. Cash grants will offer support for the immediate response to the crisis.
- Accenture will provide significant pro bono donations to fund consulting services to the community to support re-entry and rebuilding
"This an important time for the community to come together in support of the region, collaborating with leaders and volunteers from the public and private sectors," said Julie Sweet, Accenture's group chief executive – North America. "Our aim is to help support an expedient recovery, and this donation reflects the commitment we have to our people, our clients, their families and the communities where they live and work."
Fort McMurray is a municipality in the northeast region of the Canadian province of Alberta. A fire began there on May 1 and has spread across more than 500,000 hectares of Canada's boreal forest, including numerous populated areas.
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