Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CN C$25K donation aids Red Cross fire relief in British Columbia

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CN announced it will make a donation of C$25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relief efforts to aid victims of the fires in British Columbia.

"The devastating impact of the wildfires in British Columbia saddens us all," said Doug Ryhorchuk, CN's Vice President of the Western Region. "We want to help relief efforts and we are encouraging our employees to support their colleagues, customers and neighbors in British Columbia. We hope our donation to the Red Cross will encourage others to support those in need."

As of July 12 the Environment Ministry said 198 wildfires were burning in just under 400 square kilometers of B.C.’s interior. Smoke has blanketed all but a small portion of the province.

The Montreal-based railroad is encouraging employees to donate to the relief efforts through the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund.

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