Qualico commits major financial contribution to Fort McMurray relief efforts

WINNIPEG, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Qualico has committed $100,000 towards the Red Cross for relief efforts to assist Fort McMurray and extended community. In addition, due to an overwhelming response from their employee group of over 1,700 people who want to help the affected families in Fort McMurray, Qualico has established a matching gift program for their employees. For every dollar raised through employee fundraising activities and personal donations Qualico will match it – dollar for dollar – up to $50,000.

"We have a responsibility to take action to assist those in need," said Kevin Van, Vice President of Qualico. "Fort McMurray is a community we have helped build over the past 17 years and we understand and empathize with the devastation families are experiencing. We have heard firsthand from our evacuated employees and are inspired by the resilience and fortitude of the people from Fort McMurray; this has furthered our resolve to help rebuild this great Canadian community."

Qualico understands the large obstacles to overcome, and the timeline to rebuild after a disaster of this magnitude. They are confident that the donation of up to $200,000 towards the Red Cross, which will in turn be matched by the Federal Government, will support the largest cross-section of people and their variety of needs.

About Qualico's History in Fort McMurray
Since 1999, Qualico has built over 1,100 homes in the Fort McMurray community. Prior to the fire, Qualico was actively building in the Fort McMurray subdivisions of Timberlea, Parsons Creek North and Saline Creek. Qualico's staff are based out of our office located on Wildrose Street.

Over the 17 years that Qualico has been in Fort McMurray, we have been instrumental in community land development and the construction of apartments, single-family homes and multi-family homes. With our involvement with Habitat for Humanity in Fort McMurray, our role in helping to build the community has been complemented by our giving back to the community as well.

About Qualico
Qualico is a fully integrated, real estate company with its Head Office in Winnipeg. The company's activities span the entire real estate spectrum and include residential land acquisition and development, single and multi-family home divisions, commercial and industrial development, property management and building supply and manufacturing divisions. 

Qualico and its employees believe and act on their commitment to community by giving back both financially and with hands-on efforts as witnessed through their ongoing philanthropic activities as well as in times of crisis such as of the 2013 floods that affected the City of Calgary and surrounding areas.

Visit www.qualico.com for more information.

SOURCE Qualico Developments Canada Ltd.

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For further information: Robert Bulman, Director, Corporate Communications and Brand Management, rbulman@qualico.com, 204-254-9208

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