TORONTO, July 4, 2014 /CNW/ - With dozens of communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan dealing with the aftermath of serious floods, Purolator and Canadian Tire have worked together to ensure over 50,000 pounds of much-needed emergency pumps and other flood relief supplies are made available to Canadian Tire stores in affected areas. With the rising demand for flood relief supplies, this delivery will enable the local stores to better support the communities and help in their clean-up efforts. The supplies reached 10 Canadian Tire stores across southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba on July 1 and 2, 2014.
"Our thoughts are with those in Manitoba and Saskatchewan who are forced to repair their homes and communities as a result of the serious floods over the past weekend," said Mike Boucher, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Purolator. "In typical Canadian fashion, Purolator and Canadian Tire pulled together to support people in our communities."
"Our Dealers and employees are always willing to help communities in times of need," said John Salt, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Canadian Tire. "We were pleased to be able to work with Purolator to help the communities affected by the floods."
Flood relief supplies are available at the following Canadian Tire stores in Saskatchewan: Estevan, Regina North Albert, Yorkton, Regina South, Weyburn, Regina East and Moose Jaw. Supplies are also available at the following Manitoba stores: Portage La Prairie, Brandon and Dauphin.
Purolator Inc. is Canada's leading integrated freight, parcel and logistics solutions provider. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering its customers' promises, Purolator continues to expand its reach, renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 12,000 of its teammates live, work and play.
About Canadian Tire
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX:CTC.A) (TSX:CTC), or "CTC," is a family of businesses that includes a retail segment, a financial services division, CT REIT and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, CTC's affiliated national charity that is dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada can participate in sports and physical activities. Our retail business is led by Canadian Tire, which was founded in 1922 and provides Canadians with products for life in Canada across its Living, Playing, Fixing, Automotive and Seasonal categories. PartSource and Gas+ are key parts of the Canadian Tire network. The retail segment also includes Mark's, a leading source for casual and industrial wear, and FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, National Sports, Intersport, Pro Hockey Life and Atmosphere), which offers the best active wear brands. The nearly 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets are supported and strengthened by our Financial Services division and the approximately tens of thousands of people employed across the Company. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca.
SOURCE: Purolator Inc.
For further information: Courtney Reistetter, Manager, Corporate, Communications, Purolator, 905 712-1084 ext. 23851, [email protected]; Joscelyn Dosanjh, Manager, Corporate Communications, Canadian Tire, 416 480-8017, [email protected]