PCL Construction Announces Major Donation to the Red Cross
PCL Construction has announced a $600,000 donation to the Canadian and American Red Cross. The commitment will see $100,000 donated annually to each of these national agencies over the next three years.
This is PCL’s second proactive donation to the Red Cross, which will bring PCL’s total contributions to the humanitarian organizations in North America to over $1 million. PCL has also provided funding to the Red Cross in the past in reaction to major disasters.
This new commitment comes a year after one of the most extensive natural disasters in Canadian history, the Southern Alberta floods. Like many businesses and families in the area, PCL Construction and its employees were impacted by the flooding. Many PCL employees dedicated themselves to providing relief support during the crisis.
“The Red Cross provides services that are essential and often lifesaving. Last summer, we witnessed those emergency services firsthand in Alberta,” said Paul Douglas, PCL president and CEO. “The Red Cross’s commitment to people and their communities around the world is inspiring, and it’s a commitment that we at PCL strive to emulate. This donation is a gesture of continued support for everything that they do to help prepare for when they are needed the most.”
The donation will provide financial support for emergency Red Cross services. It enables the organizations to better prepare communities throughout Canada and the United States for crisis situations through a proactive investment in disaster-response operations, training for disaster-response personnel, and establishing critical disaster-response infrastructure. A donation of $100,000 enables the Red Cross to shelter, feed, and care for 150 families for four to five days.