OTTAWA, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to
announce a new partnership with PCL family of companies, who has
generously donated $600,000 to support Red Cross disaster relief
services in Canada and the United States over the next three years.
"The Canadian Red Cross responds to a disaster every four hours in
Canada," says Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian
Red Cross. "Thanks to the generous support of partners like PCL, the
Red Cross has the capacity to continue providing relief, support and
hope to families affected by disaster."
The donation will be split equally between the Canadian Red Cross'
disaster management program and the American Red Cross' disaster relief
programming to support Red Cross efforts to have trained volunteers in
place, ready to respond with the equipment they need when disaster
"Our employees are our owners and this donation is a contribution from
each one of our shareholders across the company," says Paul Douglas,
PCL president and CEO. "We pride ourselves on giving back to our
communities and this donation will ensure that our contributions will
help the Red Cross be ready to respond to disasters immediately as they
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of
the Red Cross and over 186 national Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies. The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of
vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and
around the world.
The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction
companies which carry out diverse operations in the civil
infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets. Together,
these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $5
billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and
one of the largest in the United States. Major offices are
strategically located in 25 major North American centers to support
work across Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, the Hawaiian
Islands, the Caribbean, and Australia. Watch us build at www.pcl.com.
SOURCE CANADIAN RED CROSS
For further information:
Canadian Red Cross Media Line
Media Relations Specialist
PCL Constructors Inc.