The Home Depot Canada Supports The Canadian Red Cross
TORONTO, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The Home Depot® Canada is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help those affected by the wildfires in Northern Alberta.
"Our thoughts are with all those affected by these devastating wildfires. We're thankful for the tireless efforts of all first-responders on the ground," said Jeff Kinnaird, president, The Home Depot Canada. "We will continue working with our partners to provide aid and volunteer support to the communities affected."
"The situation on the ground is devastating and the needs are great. Homes and entire communities have been destroyed," said Conrad Sauve, president and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "Thanks to the generous contributions of Home Depot Canada, the Red Cross can ensure we not only meet urgent needs of those affected, but that help and hope will be provided as people rebuild and recover."
In addition, individual Home Depot associate donations up to $1000 to relief agencies will be matched dollar for dollar by the company. For information or if you would like to help, donations can be made online at www.redcross.ca in person at any Red Cross office.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,274 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2014, The Home Depot had sales of $83.2 billion and earnings of $6.3 billion. The Company employs more than 370,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
SOURCE The Home Depot Canada
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For further information: Erika Botond, Sr. Manager, Public Relations and Communications, The Home Depot Canada, 416-940-5518, Erika_botond@homedepot.com