Ontario Construction News staff writer
PCL Construction has announced a combined $600,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross and American Red Cross disaster management programs, continuing a long-time partnership that will include a $100,000 donated to each agency this year and in 2024 and 2025.
The Red Cross assists victims of weather emergencies and other catastrophic disasters across North America and supports humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
“At PCL, we’re committed to building a better future together, and this renewed commitment will help Red Cross immediately deploy resources where they’re needed most,” the company said in a news release.
PCL’s donations will fund programs that 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. Learn more about the impacts of donating to the Red Cross here.
“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, 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.”
The latest commitment will bring PCL’s total contributions to the Canadian and American Red Cross societies to $2.85 million since 2011.