June 25, 2013
/PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific will donate
to the Canadian Red Cross to help victims of the devastating
floods in southern
. Additionally, the
based railroad will match all employee donations to this cause dollar-for-dollar.
"CP is proud to support the Red Cross in its efforts to bring relief to all who have been upended by this natural disaster," noted
E. Hunter Harrison
, CP's chief executive officer. "The impacts will linger for some time as Southern Albertans, including many members of our CP family, rebuild."
"This generous donation by Canadian Pacific will support our efforts in assisting the thousands of Albertans rebuilding from this disaster," said
, Director General of the Red Cross in
. "CP and others from the corporate community, in addition to many caring individuals, are stepping up at this time of need."
The extensive flooding which began on
, caused significant damage to CP's infrastructure. Railway employees responded to over forty individual locations on its network impacted by high water and worked tirelessly to ensure goods continued to be shipped through the region.
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in
the United States
with direct links to eight major ports, including
, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is a low-cost provider that is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.
SOURCE Canadian Pacific