Denver, CO (October 4, 2017) – PCL
Construction is pleased to announce a $300,000 donation to the American Red
Cross and Canadian 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 the United States. Like many businesses and
families in the areas impacted by the western US 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, 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 program allow the Red
Cross 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 program. This enables the 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
establishing 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 American and Canadian Red Cross to $1.5
million since 2011.
PCL has a history of supporting the Red Cross’s disaster response
efforts, having provided financial support to the Red Cross during a number of
crisis situations that included Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti Earthquake.
Since 2011, PCL has committed $1.5 million to the Red Cross’s Disaster
Management program. This proactive approach saves money by supporting disaster
response preparation, rather than reactively funding a specific disaster
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out
work across the United States, Canada, 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 more than $6 billion,
making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch
us build at PCL.com.
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