Bell supports Nepal earthquake victims with $100,000 donation to Red Cross

Canadians can text to donate to multiple charities assisting with relief efforts

MONTRÉAL, April 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced a donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist people impacted by Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.

Bell encourages all Canadians to use their mobile phones to support relief efforts. The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada makes it easy to text to donate to the following charities:

  • REDCROSS to 45678 to donate $10 or to 30333 to donate $5 to the Canadian Red Cross.
  • NEPAL to 45678 to donate $10 through UNICEF.
  • RELIEFNEPAL to 45678 to donate $10 through the UN World Food Programme.

Bell Media is also working with the Humanitarian Coalition as part of a multi-platform public service announcement campaign spanning TV, radio and digital media.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home, and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca.

The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

 

SOURCE Bell Canada

For further information: Jacqueline Michelis, 613 785-1427, jacqueline.michelis@bell.ca, @Bell_News

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