MONTREAL, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN (TSX:CNR.to - News) (NYSE:CNI - News) announced today that its employee relief fund for Haiti has generated more than C$460,000 for the Red Cross to assist the agency's continued relief efforts in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake on Jan. 10, 2010.
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: "The needs for recovery in Haiti are enormous, and the response of CN's employees in the wake of this tragedy is inspiring. The success of CN's employee relief fund for Haiti is a testament to the generosity of our railroaders across North America. The earthquake has taken much from so many Haitians, and we are pleased to be able to play a role in helping the Red Cross address some of the immense human suffering caused by this natural disaster."
On Jan. 18, 2010, CN announced an initial C$100,000 donation to the Red Cross and that it would match employee donations dollar-for-dollar through the CN employee relief fund for Haiti. CN employees and pensioners raised an impressive C$128,657 through this program. When matched by CN and the Canadian Government through its program to match contributions by individuals in Canada, the Red Cross will have received C$462,741 to assist its efforts in Haiti.
CN has also been working with not-for-profit organizations to provide shipping and logistical solutions to help move the desperately needed medical and essential supplies to Haiti.
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.