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Textron Systems donates $100,000 to Canadian wildfire relief

Textron Systems has announced a pledge to donate $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Canadian Wildfire Relief. The relief will provide assistance for those in need due to Alberta's devastating wildfire, which has caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes.


May 19, 2016
By Textron Systems

This pledge is part of a larger donation of $100,000 from Textron businesses and the Textron Charitable Trust. The Textron Charitable Trust provides philanthropic support for nonprofit agencies that focus on workforce development, education, arts and culture, community revitalization, and health and human service programs where Textron has a business presence.

“There are many Textron businesses within Canada, including our Textron Systems Canada business, which currently supports our Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, as well as our other Canadian endeavors,” says president and CEO of Textron Systems Ellen Lord. “With Textron’s long history and strong relationship that we have with Canada, we felt it imperative to quickly and proactively support those affected by this disaster.”

As emergency crews continuously work to contain the fires, government and disaster relief agencies are looking to the public for additional support in meeting the needs of the community. The majority of funds collected by the Red Cross will be distributed directly to affected Fort McMurray and area residents, putting timely, tangible support into the hands of those who need it most.