MONTREAL, Jan. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial is donating $10,000 to the Red Cross to assist and support victims of the fire at the Résidence du Havre in l'Isle-Verte after the tragic events of yesterday morning. It is our hope that this contribution will pave the way for further donations to the Red Cross campaign to raise $50,000 to meet the immediate needs of those affected.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, the first responders, and all the citizens of the community of l'Isle-Verte at this terrible time. Our employees and advisors throughout Quebec stand with me in offering our deepest condolences to those impacted by this tragedy," said Isabelle Hudon, president, Sun Life Financial, Quebec.
Our donation to the Red Cross will help supply certain essential needs to the evacuated residents and their families, such as food, shelter, clothing and other basic necessities. We also wish to applaud the efforts of the Red Cross volunteers and all those who are working to assist the people of l'Isle-Verte.
About Sun Life Financial
A leading international financial services organization, Sun Life Financial has been working to bring financial security to Quebecers since 1865. The company's 1,800 employees and 800 advisors support business relationships with 1.5 million Quebec clients, within communities right across the province. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2013, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $590 billion.
SOURCE: Sun Life Financial Canada
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