SNC-Lavalin has donated $20,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support emergency relief efforts after massive wildfires burned across British Columbia.
More than 45,000 people have been forced from their homes in recent weeks as over 140 forest fires swept across Canada’s western-most province, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency. The donation will enable the Canadian Red Cross to provide victims with immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and medicine, as well as deliver longer-term support for the clean-up and recovery.
SNC-Lavalin’s charitable assistance includes contributions from our Infrastructure and Power sectors.
“Our thoughts are with the people of these communities who are dealing with this crisis. We hope that our donation will offer some relief to those who need it most at this difficult time,” said Ian L. Edwards, President, Infrastructure.
“We are deeply saddened by the scope of the damage caused by these wildfires,” added Sandy Taylor, President, Power. “SNC-Lavalin is here to help, and we hope that our donation will encourage others to support these important relief efforts.”
With this donation, SNC-Lavalin continues to deliver on our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen, and reaffirms our long-standing relationship with the Canadian Red Cross.
About the Canadian Red Cross
In Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 190 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and throughout the world.