JELD-WEN Donates $42,000 Towards Slave Lake Relief Efforts
WINNIPEG - July 27, 2011 - JELD-WEN Windows and Doors has donated $42,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to aid in relief efforts in the northern Alberta community of Slave Lake. The area was hit by wind-driven wildfires this past May, causing upwards of $700 million in damage.
The second most expensive insured disaster in Canadian history after the 1998 ice storms in Quebec and Ontario, the Slave Lake tragedy has displaced over 7,000 residents and destroyed over 400 homes. The JELD-WEN donation will assist evacuated families with food, shelter and emergency supplies.
Those wishing to support the Canadian Red Cross Alberta relief efforts are asked to contribute by calling 1-800-418-1111 or visiting www.redcross.ca.
photo: JeldWen Slave Lake