MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - GE Canada announced today that it
will donate $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help with flood relief
efforts in southern Alberta. The company is also matching employee
donations to the Canadian Red Cross.
"We applaud the efforts of so many volunteers who are working tirelessly
to assist thousands of Albertans impacted by some of the worst flooding
in the province's history," said Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE
Canada. "Our employees across the country, and particularly those in
Alberta, are supporting the recovery efforts in Alberta. Our thoughts
are with all of those impacted by the floods at this difficult time."
"Our ability to immediately respond to the needs of those left
vulnerable as a result of disaster is dependent on the generous support
of individuals and businesses," says Sue Phillips, Director General,
Western Canada, Canadian Red Cross. "The Canadian Red Cross is very
grateful for the support we have received today from GE Canada to
ensure that Albertans who have been affected by flooding are supported
during this difficult time."
About GE: GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company
taking on the world's toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and
power generation to financial services, medical imaging, and television
programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about
300,000 people worldwide. In Canada, GE has operations across the
country, including major manufacturing facilities, over 150 sales and
service locations, and more than 7,000 employees.
SOURCE: GE Canada
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