MONTREAL, May 9, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced it will make a donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relief efforts to aid victims of the flooding in hard hit areas of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia.
"The devastating impact of the flooding across the country has personally affected so many and saddens us all," said Luc Jobin, president and chief executive officer of CN. "Canadians are pulling together to help, and we hope our donation to the Red Cross will encourage others to support our neighbours across Canada in this time of great need."
CN is also encouraging its employees to donate to the relief efforts.
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,00 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
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