MARKHAM, ON (June 28, 2013) – Honda Canada today announced a donation of twenty five portable generators and fifty water pumps, valued at over $120,000, to the Canadian Red Cross – Calgary office, for use during relief and recovery efforts in the Calgary area affected by recent floods. To support the local community where they live, work and play, Calgary Honda and Acura dealers kindly donated funds to the Canadian Red Cross which were matched by Honda Canada, totaling $100,000 to support relief and recovery efforts.
“Honda wants to support the many individuals and families devastated by the recent floods in the Calgary area," said Jerry Chenkin, president and chief executive officer of Honda Canada Inc. "As we have responded to past natural disasters at home and abroad, supporting the Canadian Red Cross is an effective way to quickly help those affected."
In addition to the monetary contribution and donation of portable generators and water pumps, Honda Financial Services is instituting measures to provide relief to customers directly affected by the storms.
Honda has been in close communication with the Canadian Red Cross regarding its need for material and equipment. The company has a longstanding relationship with the Canadian Red Cross and has supported the emergency relief organization in previous disaster relief efforts through cash, product and in-kind donations.
For more information about the Red Cross, please visit www.redcross.ca.
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