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.
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