Cara Operations Limited and its employees banded together today to support the people of Fort McMurray with a $50,000 donation to The Canadian Red Cross' Alberta Fires Appeal.
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"Everyone at Cara is heartbroken by the scenes of devastation in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas and we want to do our part to help the communities and our associates and franchise partners impacted by this tragedy," said Bill Gregson, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cara.
"In addition to our $50,000 donation, next week, we will also launch a national fundraising drive in all Cara restaurants to provide our guests with the opportunity to help us support the people affected by this national disaster."
From May 10 to 31, financial donations to the Canadian Red Cross' Alberta Fires Appeal will be accepted at all participating Cara restaurants including Harvey's, Swiss Chalet, Kelsey's, East Side Mario's, Montana's, Milestones, Prime Pubs, New York Fries, Bier Markt and Landing restaurants.
"We want to sincerely thank Cara for donating to the Red Cross relief efforts responding to the Alberta fires," says Conrad Sauvé, president and CEO, Canadian Red Cross. "This contribution will help thousands of Canadians rebuild their lives."
Canadians wishing to help are encouraged to make a financial donation to the Alberta Fires Appeal online at www.redcross.ca/albertafires, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by contacting their local Canadian Red Cross office.
SOURCE Cara Operations Limited
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