Cargill donates $20,000 to Canadian Red Cross in support of flooding in Manitoba and South Saskatchewan
WINNIPEG - July 16, 2014 – Cargill Limited announced a donation of $20,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for relief efforts aimed at helping victims of recent severe flooding in the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
“The Canadian Red Cross is very appreciative of the commitment and dedication of a caring corporate leader like Cargill, whose support allows us to provide the help needed by people impacted by flooding in Manitoba,” said Shawn Feely, provincial director, Manitoba, for Red Cross.
With parts of the Prairies seriously affected by flooding due to excessive rainfall, Cargill is supporting the Canadian Red Cross in providing assistance to those people who were forced out of their homes or are faced with flooding.
“Our initial priority was focused on the safety and welfare of our employees and their families,” said Jody Magotiaux, Manitoba Regional Manager, Cargill AgHorizons. “Now, we are focused on securing our communities, allowing us the capability to better support our farm customers whose homes and operations are located in the regions that are most severely affected.”
Red Cross is asking people to help the flood recovery efforts by making a financial donation, which can be done online at www.redcross.ca/mbflood, by calling toll-free at 1-800-418-1111, or by visiting their local Red Cross office. Cheques should be earmarked Manitoba floods
Cargill provides corporate support to select regional, national and global nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations that serve multiple communities in which the company has a business presence. Cargill’s giving is directed within its focus areas of food security and nutrition, education and environmental stewardship.
Brigitte Burgoyne, 204-947-6187, Brigitte_Burgoyne@cargill.com
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