MONTREAL, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced it will make a donation of C$25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relief efforts to aid victims of the fires in British Columbia.
"The devastating impact of the wildfires in British Columbia saddens us all," said Doug Ryhorchuk, CN's Vice-President of the Western Region. "We want to help relief efforts and we are encouraging our employees to support their colleagues, customers and neighbours in British Columbia. We hope our donation to the Red Cross will encourage others to support those in need."
CN is encouraging employees to donate to the relief efforts through the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund.
CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 22,200 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
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