CALGARY, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Today Canada Safeway opened a
complimentary refreshment centre at the Mission Safeway located at 524
Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta, to provide water, fresh fruit and
snacks for the hundreds of volunteers that are lending a hand to help
clean up the community. The refreshment centre has also been equipped
with portable toilets and hand wash stations as an additional service
for the volunteers who have spent countless hours helping residents to
get back into their homes.
"Safeway has been a proud member of the Mission community since 1971,
and as we watched the damage continue to escalate, our employees
immediately wanted to help. The Mission Safeway store will reopen as
soon as power is restored, and in the meantime we are doing what we can
to support our neighbours as they begin to rebuild their homes and
businesses," said Chuck Mulvenna, President and Chief Operating Officer
for Canada Safeway.
In addition to raising over $70,000 for the Canadian Red Cross, Canada
Safeway has provided thousands of sandwiches, fresh fruit, water and
refreshments to front line emergency workers in Calgary over the past
week. Communities such as Cochrane, Bragg Creek, Medicine Hat, Canmore
and First Nation reserves have also received emergency water and
supplies from Canada Safeway.
As the largest single contributor to the Calgary Food Bank, we're also
ensuring those most vulnerable are supported during these challenging
times, and have partnered with Red Cross as it prepares for the
establishment of its community based flood clean-up centers. Canada
Safeway has a long standing history of assisting communities in times
of disaster relief including the Edmonton Tornado, Manitoba Floods,
Slave Lake Fires and other local emergencies.
Image with caption: "Safeway volunteers ready to serve at the complimentary refreshment stand located at the Mission Safeway in Calgary (CNW Group/Canada Safeway Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130626_C3551_PHOTO_EN_28551.jpg
SOURCE: Canada Safeway Limited
For further information:
Public Affairs Manager
Canada Safeway Limited