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Flames make $1 million donation to Canadian Red Cross

Friday, 28.06.2013 / 10:55 AM / Flames Foundation for Life
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Flames make $1 million donation to Canadian Red Cross
CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today a donation of $1 million to the Canadian Red Cross for Alberta flood relief efforts from the Flames Foundation for Life.

Due to the devastating flood that the City of Calgary and Alberta has experienced, the donation will be directed to the Canadian Red Cross to relieve those affected most by flood damages.

"Thousands of Albertans have been affected by the floods, we hope that this donation will support those that need it most in the areas most impacted," said Calgary Flames President & CEO Ken King. “We are profoundly moved by the immense civic pride, and humanity displayed by first-responders and by compassionate and hard-working volunteers. And we are also heartened by the many flood relief donations - big or small - to help other Albertans.”

“The Canadian Red Cross is very appreciative of the generous support from the Flames Foundation for Life to help support those who were impacted by the devastating floods in Alberta,” says Sue Phillips, Director General of Western Canada for the Canadian Red Cross. “This generous donation will be instrumental in helping to meet the needs of Albertans and will assist in our commitment to stand by the affected communities down the long road to recovery.”

The charitable arm of the Calgary Flames, the Flames Foundation for Life supports education, health and wellness and grassroots and amateur sports to improve the lives of Southern Albertans through various initiatives.

From Fort McMurray to Southern Alberta, we watched the rivers rise and fill the homes and businesses of our friends and families. Now more than ever, we're proud to be a part of this incredibly resilient, supportive and positive community. Those directly affected by the flood can receive more information on assistance from the Canadian Red Cross at www.redcross.ca. Please join us today and make your pledge to support Albertans in need.

The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 187 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Flames Foundation for Life is the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames Hockey club. The Foundation is committed to supporting Education, Health and Medical Research, and Amateur and Grassroots Sports and raises funds throughout the year for these key areas.

Fundraising initiatives include 50/50 draws at Flames Games, contests and special events such as the Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament.

Proceeds from fundraising are directed to many charities in Southern Alberta. From families facing the terminal illness of a child to student athletes, with your support, we are creating positive change and touching the lives of thousands.
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