WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Canadian Pacific announced on July 13 it will donate $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support fire relief efforts in British Columbia.
The B.C. wildfires began to escalate last week near 100 Mile House and soon spread to the southern interior of the province, primarily near Williams Lake, B.C.
CP will also match all employee donations made to the Canadian Red Cross through the company's Giving Engine campaign for B.C. fire relief.
In a release, CP stated the company will move products at no cost into the area to support displaced families and additional CP police officers have been moved to the area to assist first responders.
"CP is proud to support the Red Cross and the important work they do during times of disaster. I encourage our CP family, if they can, to give generously to this relief effort to support the affected communities in B.C. where many of our employees live and work," CP president and CEO Keith Creel said in a release.