Wal-Mart Stores and SAM'S CLUBs raise and contribute record funding to
support local disaster relief for communities across Canada
OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ -
WHAT: During its recent Canadian Red Cross fundraising campaign,
Wal-Mart stores and SAM'S CLUBs across Canada raised and
contributed a record $1.4 million in cash and in-kind
donations. Funds raised and contributed will support local
disaster relief in communities across the country for Canadians
in need. Wal-Mart's Mississauga-based home office matched each
store's contribution, up to $2,000.
As the leading corporate sponsor of the Canadian Red Cross,
Wal-Mart stores held special events during their annual
fundraising campaign, including donations at the registers,
hosting in-store charity drives and teaming up with suppliers
to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross.
Wal-Mart would like to thank its customers and suppliers for
their generous donations and support to such a worthy cause by
hosting a cheque presentation ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony
will include refreshments, a cheque presentation and comments
by Randy Gerrie, Regional Vice President for Wal-Mart and
Francois Couillard, Deputy Secretary General, Operations and
COO for Canadian Red Cross.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
WHERE: Trainyards Wal-Mart
450 Terminal Avenue (Terminal Avenue and Trainyards Drive)
WHO: Media and general public are invited to attend the cheque
presentation and ceremony.
For further information:
For further information: Tim Hoswitschka, (613) 748-5589