PCL Construction Continues to Support Red Cross with New Donation

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Edmonton – North American Headquarters

$1.5 million committed to humanita​rian agency since 2011
Edmonton, Alberta (October 4, 2017) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce a $300,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross and American Red Cross Disaster Management programs. The latest Red Cross donation is a continuation of the 2011 and 2014 agreements and will see $75,000 donated annually to each humanitarian agency over the next two years.
 

This renewed commitment comes during one of the most costly years for natural disaster recovery in North America. Like many businesses and families in the areas impacted by the western US wildfires, Canadian wildfires, and Hurricane Harvey, PCL Construction and its employees were directly affected. Many PCL employees dedicated themselves to providing relief support during the crisis, including by assisting their coworkers with rebuilding efforts.         

“Recent news of wildfires in Canada and the United States, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma are reminders that disaster can suddenly leave many North Americans without basic necessities,” said Dave Filipchuk, president and CEO, PCL Construction. “As a company, we are committed to supporting the communities in which PCL employees live and work. Our donations to the Disaster Management programs allow the Red Cross national societies to proactively manage funds and immediately deploy resources where they are needed most, as soon as disaster strikes.”

The donation will provide financial support for the Red Cross Disaster Management programs both in Canada and the United States. This enables the two organizations to better prepare communities throughout North America for crisis situations through a proactive investment in disaster-response operations, training for disaster-response personnel, and the establishment of critical disaster-response infrastructure. Learn more about the impact of our Red Cross donation here.

This is PCL’s third proactive donation to the Red Cross, and will bring PCL’s total contributions to the Canadian Red Cross and American Red Cross to $1.5 million since 2011.

Donation History

PCL has a history of supporting the Red Cross’s disaster response efforts, having provided financial support to the Canadian Red Cross and American Red Cross during a number of crisis situations that included the Fort MacMurray wildfires, Hurricane Katrina, and the Haiti Earthquake. Since 2011, PCL has committed $1.5 million to the Red Cross’s Disaster Management programs. This proactive approach saves money by supporting disaster response preparation, rather than reactively funding a specific disaster response operation.

ABOUT PCL CONSTRUCTION 

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $8.3 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.

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