Lowe’s Canada teams up with Canadian Red Cross to aid victims of the wildfires in British Columbia

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Using its vast network of Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick’s Lumber and Ace stores across the country, Lowe’s Canada announces the launch of a national campaign, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, to aid victims of the wildfires currently raging in British Columbia. Beginning today, customers of the various Lowe’s Canada banners will be invited, at the moment of their purchase, to make a donation of their choice to the British Columbia Fires fund established by the Red Cross.

Funds raised will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross, which will use them to provide immediate relief such as camp beds and blankets, facilitate the reunification of families, and provide financial assistance to disaster victims to allow them to purchase food and clothing and look after their personal needs.

For online donation, please go to: www.redcross.ca/BCFires/lowes_canada

About Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operate or service over 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick’s Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

Media contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
514 626-6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Metro Inc. donates $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in response to the government’s commitment to welcome Syrian refugees

Toronto, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro Inc. is pleased to announce that it will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.  This donation comes in response to the government’s commitment to welcome Syrian refugees into the country and will support those landing in both Quebec and Ontario by dividing the $100,000 equally between both provinces.

“The acts of solidarity toward the Syrian refugees illustrate our country’s remarkable humanitarian spirit. We feel deep pride and gratitude when partners like Metro help Red Cross volunteers as they show great humanity in welcoming these families who, following a long and difficult journey, can now aspire to a better life” said Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross.

The donation will enable the Canadian Red Cross to help refugees begin a new life in their community and provide them with some essential services and basic assistance such as housing, clothing, hygiene products and food.

This most recent donation reflects the values of Metro’s Community Investment Program, through which the company hopes to have a positive impact on the communities that it serves. This includes major food donations made to food banks in Quebec and Ontario every year, as well as its involvement with United Way and many other organizations, particularly those focusing on food access.

Metro Inc.
With annual sales of over $12 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO INC. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical distribution in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

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Information:
Mark Bernhardt
mark.bernhardt@metro.ca
416 239-7171 x6155

SOURCE: Metro

Walmart Canada stores to raise money for Canadian Red Cross in support of its disaster relief and emergency preparedness activities across the country

Sets $2.6 million goal for this year’s campaign

Ottawa, ON, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — From October 1 to 23, 2015, all 395 Walmart Canada stores will be supporting families in need by raising money for Canadian Red Cross in support of its disaster relief and emergency preparedness activities across the country.

Beginning on Thursday, October 1, Walmart Canada customers are invited to contribute to the invaluable humanitarian work the Red Cross accomplishes in Canada. Each store will match customer contributions to a maximum of $2,000.

Since 2003, Walmart Canada has raised and donated nearly $29 million in disaster relief funding. Last year, the company raised and donated over $2.8 million for the Canadian Red Cross. These funds provided support to flood relief operations in Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as close to 3,000 responses to provide relief to families affected by house fires and pre-emptive evacuations. Although they often fail to make the news, these personal disasters disrupt thousands of lives every year. Every penny counts. Walmart customers can make a real difference in their community and in the lives of local families by donating at their local Walmart.

Funds raised during Walmart Canada’s annual Red Cross Campaign are set aside to help local families after disaster strikes in their respective communities. Donations support the distribution of essential emergency supplies, hot meals, new clothing and a safe place to stay for those affected, as well as training and equipment for local volunteer teams.

“For the past 12 years, Walmart Canada has supported Red Cross operations in communities across Canada, making them stronger and more resilient in their response to disaster,” said Conrad Sauvé, president and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. “Walmart Canada is a major partner, and our relationship is one of the largest partnerships within the worldwide Red Cross Movement and all its national Societies.”

“We’re proud to support the Canadian Red Cross and bring awareness about disaster preparedness to local communities,” said Erin Mackey, Manager, Community Giving, Walmart Canada. “We take great pride in serving the communities where we operate, and are honoured to help ensure they have the support they need, when they need it most.”

About the Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 189 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Canadian Red Cross’ mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 395 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, http://www.walmart.ca/en, is visited by 450,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has raised and donated more than $230 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.

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For more information:
Communications Department
Canadian Red Cross
(613) 740-1994

Anika Malik
Walmart Canada
(416) 562-8193