PCL makes three-year pledge to Red Cross
By Adam FreillConstruction
Canadian construction firm adds $600,000 pledge to its ongoing support of Canadian and American Red Cross organizations.
PCL Construction is donating another $600,000 to the Canadian Red Cross and American Red Cross disaster management programs. The commitment of $100,000 to each agency for each of the next three years continues a long-time partnership with Red Cross. PCL has committed $2.85 million to the humanitarian organization since 2011.
The company says it is committed to building a better future together and sees the renewed commitment as helping the Red Cross to immediately deploy resources where they’re needed most. As part of its worldwide efforts, the Red Cross assists victims of weather emergencies and other catastrophic disasters across North America and supports humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
“Recent news of wildfires and other extreme weather events in Canada and the United States reminds us that a disaster can suddenly leave people without basic necessities,” said Dave Filipchuk, president and CEO of PCL Construction. “PCL is committed to leaving positive legacies in the communities where we live and work, and contributing to Red Cross is just one way we do that.”
PCL’s donations provide financial support for Red Cross disaster management programs in both Canada and the United States. These programs prepare communities for crisis situations through investment in disaster-response operations, training and infrastructure. PCL has also contributed to specific disaster relief efforts, including Red Cross responses to wildfires in Fort McMurray, earthquakes in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina.