TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial announced today that
it will donate $50,000 to the Red Cross as it responds to the ongoing
Syrian refugee crisis. The contribution will come from the Sun Life
Financial International Response Fund at the Canadian Red Cross, which
will enable support to be deployed rapidly to areas in need.
Millions of people have been displaced since the Syrian crisis began
five years ago. Recently, there has been a dramatic increase in the
number of people seeking refuge after fleeing their homeland to escape
violence and unrest. The Canadian Red Cross is seeking to aid Syrian
refugees by providing them with food, water, and medical care.
The Sun Life Financial International Response Fund, the first
international corporate sponsorship of its kind, was established in
partnership with the Canadian Red Cross in 2005 to help it accelerate
emergency response to large-scale international crises. Administered by
the Canadian Red Cross, the Fund has helped provide immediate relief
and resources to natural disasters and crises in Canada and around the
About Sun Life Financial
Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading
international financial services organization providing a diverse range
of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and
corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have
operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the
United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines,
Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia
and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2015 the Sun Life Financial group of
companies had total assets under management of $808 billion. For more
information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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