CNW to donate news release revenue to aid Haiti relief efforts

TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - All revenue related to news release distribution about the Haiti earthquake will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in the ravaged country, CNW Group announced today.

In addition, CNW will provide a corporate donation of $20,000 to relief efforts.

The donation program will take into account all Haiti earthquake related news releases distributed by CNW between Jan. 13 and Jan 31, 2010, after which CNW will report on the total proceeds.

News releases issued in response to the disaster in Haiti are available at the following URL:

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/orgDisplay.cgi?okey=101833

About CNW Group

CNW Group is Canada's leading newswire and a global leader in news and information distribution services for professional communicators. Established in 1960, CNW is part of the International PR Newswire network, reaching news outlets in 135 countries worldwide. CNW Group provides electronic news distribution, targeting, monitoring, translation, MediaRoom, Webcast and disclosure services to corporate, government, associations, labour, not-for-profit and other customers worldwide. CNW Group helps Canadian and international organizations to connect with local and international audiences including the news media, the investment community and the general public. CNW Group is co-owned by two global leaders in news distribution: PR Newswire, based in New York City, USA and PA Group, based in London, UK. www.newswire.ca 1.877.CNW.7890

SOURCE Canada NewsWire Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Laurie Smith, Vice President, Culture and Communications, CNW Group, corpcomm@newswire.ca, (416) 520-3083; www.newswire.ca


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