CN Delivering C$1.1MM for Ukraine Relief Efforts

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
image description

CN will donate a total of C$1.1 million to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation and to Razom in support of Ukrainians displaced by the war in Ukraine. The Class I railroad will also match employee donations.

The Canada-Ukraine Foundation is supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. It is affiliated with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, which has chapters in 20 cities across Canada, many of which are in communities served by CN with a high number of CN employees and retirees, plus their families. Razom is focused on providing medical aid/tactical medical supplies and medical supplies and equipment for Ukrainian hospitals.

“This donation will allow the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, as well as Razom in the United States, to continue providing humanitarian assistance and relief to displaced persons by offering medical care, emergency shelter and food,” CN President and CEO Tracy Robinson said. “Our company’s history is tied to the settlement of western Canada by Ukrainians, and we are proud to have CN employees, retirees, and stakeholders in both Canada and the U.S. who are of Ukrainian descent.”

“CN’s donation will help our efforts here and abroad,” Canada-Ukraine Foundation President and CEO Orest Sklierenko said.

“CN’s generosity will help Razom provide critical aid in this difficult moment through a network of partner organizations and trusted individuals spanning around the world, and especially on the ground in Ukraine,” Razom President Dora Chomiak said.

CN’s contribution follows those of Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern and Wabtec.

Tags: ,