TORONTO, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The train derailment tragedy in
Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, has affected and touched families, friends and
businesses in the town and outlying region. Sears Canada (TSX: SCC)
extends its condolences to the families who have lost loved ones and
hopes the community's recovery process is as smooth as possible under
The Red Cross is on the scene with a task force and recovery effort
aiding victims of the disaster, helping family, friends and loved ones
cope with the immediate material and emotional damage and longer-term
To make the fundraising that supports the Lac-Mégantic Red Cross
recovery initiative more convenient, Sears is continuing to accept
donations at all Sears Canada retail stores in the province of Québec.
In-store, donations in denominations of $1 or $10 may be made by cash
or any major credit card. Upon request a tax receipt can be issued by
the Red Cross for donations of $10 or more for donations made on a
Sears Card or Sears MasterCard, as Sears can only pass on information
to the Red Cross from Sears credit card holders, with their
permission. Donations made on a Sears Card or Sears MasterCard can
earn valuable Sears Club points. Sears Canada is also making a
corporate donation to the Canadian Red Cross to aid with the recovery
In addition to fundraising and a monetary donation, Sears Canada has
given men's, women's and children's clothing to people living in
Lac-Mégantic whose homes were destroyed or who were evacuated from
their homes. Sears will continue to work with both the Red Cross and
Salvation Army in Quebec to provide merchandise to local residents as
they return to their homes and find new ones.
Sears acknowledges Jean Lacroix, the Sears catalogue agent and owner of
Chaussures Pop in Lac-Mégantic. Mr. Lacroix, whose family has owned
the shoe business for 82 years and is a leader in the community, lost
his store on July 6. We are pleased to hear from him that he and his
wife were not harmed in the incident.
About Sears Canada
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes
181 corporate stores, 248 Hometown stores, over 1,400 catalogue and
online merchandise pick-up locations, 101 Sears Travel offices and a
nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The
Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise
catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.
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