Samsung Canada commits aid to help Fort McMurray residents rebuild

Samsung Canada commits aid to help Fort McMurray residents rebuild

Donation includes funds for Canadian Red Cross relief efforts, Samsung school technology for Fort McMurray Public School District

Mississauga, ON – July 8, 2016/CNW/ – Today, Samsung Canada announced its support for the Fort McMurray relief efforts as Albertans continue to rebuild their community. Part of Samsung Canada’s ongoing philanthropic efforts that include education, health and community support in Canada, this new commitment will include both a cash donation for the Canadian Red Cross, as well as Samsung classroom technology for the Fort McMurray Public School District (FMPSD).  

“The teamwork, strength and spirit demonstrated by Fort McMurray residents since tragedy struck in May continues to be an inspiration for our entire team,” said Mark Childs, Chief Brand Officer, Samsung Canada. “As the focus turns to rebuilding this vibrant community, we look forward to working alongside the Canadian Red Cross and the Fort McMurray Public School District to help residents who need it most get back on their feet as soon as possible.”

Samsung Canada’s donation will include $100,000 in the form of a cash donation to the Canadian Red Cross, with an additional $140,000 in Samsung school technology for Fort McMurray Public Schools whose educational resources were damaged by the May wildfire.

"This much needed technology will go a long way in supporting our in-school STEM programming camps and our afterschool technology and trade based academies. This generous technology gift from Samsung will help teachers continue to bring innovation into our classrooms", said Doug Nicholls, Superintendent of Fort McMurray Public School District. "This is a major step forward in this regard and in our rebuild process."

About Samsung Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances and printers. In 2015, Samsung was ranked one of the top 10 most influential brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Reid. Committed to helping Canadians live connected and make a difference, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country.

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For further information:

Paul Cartwright

North Strategic for Samsung Canada

Ali Syed

Director, FMPSD Tech