Finning donates $100,000 to Fort McMurray relief
By Andrew Macklin
May 11, 2016 – Finning Canada has announced a contribution of $100,000 in support of immediate and ongoing fire relief efforts in Fort McMurray.
“Finning has been a part of the Fort McMurray community for over 50 years and our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this tragedy,” said Juan Carlos Villegas, president of Finning Canada and chief operating officer of Finning International Inc. “With 850 employees in the oil sands region, our priority over the first 72 hours was ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our employees and their families. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from across the entire Finning organization for our fellow employees and their families who have been displaced by the devastating fires. Everyone is doing what they can to help their colleagues, customers and friends in Fort McMurray.”
In addition to the support provided by employees, Finning is donating $25,000 to the Red Cross to support immediate needs and $75,000 to support the recovery and rebuild efforts that will be required in the future.
Finning is also exploring other opportunities to provide equipment or services in support of the efforts to fight the wildfires in the region.