CALGARY, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - Employees of Golder Associates Ltd. in Alberta are supporting the Canadian Red Cross' Alberta Wildfire relief efforts
by making online donations. From May 18 through June 13, Golder
employees can make an online donation or contribute cash/cheque
directly. The Golder offices in Alberta will match employee
contributions for this period dollar for dollar top a maximum of
$15,000. Significant damage forced the evacuation of dozens of
communities, including the Town of Slave Lake. Canadian Red Cross
Disaster teams responded immediately, mobilizing personnel and
emergency supplies including hundreds of cots, blankets and personal
hygiene supplies to assist evacuated families.
"We have an opportunity to help an Alberta community where our employees
have friends and family," says Greg Herasymuik, Managing Principal,
Prairies Region. "As a corporate citizen, Golder has a responsibility
to encourage and support its employees in activities that build,
preserve, and strengthen community vitality."
The Canadian Red Cross helps vulnerable communities in Canada and around
the world affected by emergencies and disasters—situations ranging from
individual house fires to natural disasters like floods that can
disrupt an entire region. Canadians wishing to support the Canadian Red
Cross Alberta Fires Response efforts are encouraged to contribute by
calling 1-800-418-1111, donating through redcross.ca, or contacting their local Red Cross office. Cheques should be made
payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked "Alberta Fires" and mailed
to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite
300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.
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Golder Associates is a global group specializing in ground engineering
and environmental services. Employee owned since its formation in
1960, Golder employs over 7,000 people who operate from more than 150
offices located throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North
America and South America. www.golder.com
SOURCE Golder Associates Ltd.
For further information:
Regional Client Development & Marketing Manager
Golder Associates Ltd.
Tel: (403) 532 5762 Cell: (403) 606 8626