Shell Canada Donates More Than $550,000 to Alberta Flood Relief Effort
Jun. 25, 2013
Shell Canada is donating more than $550,000 to help Albertans clean up and repair homes and communities following the worst floods in living memory.
Calgary – Shell Canada is donating more than $550,000 to help Albertans clean up and repair homes and communities following the worst floods in living memory. The donation includes $150,000 to the Canadian Red Cross, $100,000 to Calgary-area social agencies and First Nations, including the hard-hit Siksika Nation, and $250,000 to other affected communities and First Nations across Alberta. Shell has also committed to match its employees’ donations to the Canadian Red Cross, which had reached $50,000 by noon on Tuesday 25 June.
“The floods devastated many communities where Shell employees live and work. We are grateful to the hard work and professionalism of our emergency services in their quick response to keep people safe. Now our thoughts turn to colleagues, neighbours and friends who lost so much and how we can help clean up and rebuild homes and communities,” said Lorraine Mitchelmore, Shell Canada president and country chair. “This continues to be a difficult time for many communities, but Albertans are resilient and we will work together to get through this as a community. Stay safe.”
Shell Canada asked its Calgary based employees, working in its downtown offices, to work remotely or volunteer in their communities until further notice. Business continuity plans are in places across all business operations and all Shell Canada’s oil and natural gas facilities are operating normally; providing the city and Province with heat power and fuel products. Employees directly affected by the floods have been given leave to focus on their personal circumstances.
Shell Canada is updating its response to the floods on twitter @Shell_Canada
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