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Air Canada Foundation, World Vision Canada join forces to aid Nepal survivors

The Air Canada Foundation and Air Canada employees have made a significant donation to World Vision’s relief effort for survivors of the earthquakes in Nepal. In the wake of the April 25th earthquake, Air Canada asked its employees to support World Vision’s relief efforts and their generous contributions were matched by the Foundation and the Government of Canada, bringing the total amount donated to more than $80,000. World Vision will use these funds to continue to support its life-saving efforts to provide food, supplies, medical care and shelter to children and their families affected by the earthquake.

June 8, 2015  By Air Canada Foundation

“Air Canada’s employees and retirees have once again stepped up and joined efforts with the Air Canada Foundation to help the victims of Nepal’s two devastating earthquakes,” said Priscille LeBlanc, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Chair, Air Canada Foundation. “The total raised from employee and retiree contributions, the Air Canada Foundation match, and the subsequent Government of Canada match means our activities contributed over $80,000 to help those so desperately in need. I thank the Air Canada family for their generous support.”

“We are extremely grateful to Air Canada and its employees for their generous support of our Nepal earthquake relief efforts,” said Michael Messenger, president and CEO of World Vision Canada. “While we continue to meet the immediate needs of children and their families in Nepal, we’re also beginning to plan for our longer-term recovery efforts in areas affected by the earthquake. This donation will assist our efforts to help the survivors rebuild their lives and give children a better and safer future.

The April 25th earthquake, which was followed by a second quake on May 12th, left more than 8,600 people dead and injured thousands of people. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed or severely damaged by the quakes, and hundreds of aftershocks rattled the region for several weeks.



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