Alberta, Canada, 2015-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op is donating $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of 30 people left homeless after a fire destroyed a South Regina apartment complex in early January.
Sherwood Co-op is donating $5,000 to the Red Cross, which is helping provide food, clothing and shelter to those affected by the fire.
“Sherwood Co-op is pleased to assist the families that recently lost their homes and belongings in the South Regina apartment fire,” said Troy Verboom, Sherwood Co-op General Manager.
The local donation is being matched by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS), as part of a $1 million commitment to the Red Cross over five years for local emergency response efforts in Western Canada.
The Red Cross will receive $100,000 per year to pre-position goods across the West in order to respond quickly to local crises. Another $100,000 per year will be available to match emergency donations to the Red Cross by local co-ops.
This funding has previously aided in flood relief efforts in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba in 2014 and southern Alberta in 2013.