Montreal, Canada – May 19, 2016 – In a true representation of eXplorance’s care for community, employees have donated $3000 to help victims of the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Within hours of the disaster, employees were mobilized and a campaign to donate a portion of their pay to help displaced residents was underway. The wildfire – which started at the beginning of May – was last reported to be about 355,000 hectares and forced over 90,000 people from their homes. Realizing the extent of the damage and the urgency of aid needed, eXplorance along with the Canadian government has pledged to match every dollar donated by employees. This will increase the amount to over $12,000 dollars. Donations will be made to the Canadian Red Cross and will help meet urgent needs for necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter.
“It was a moment that made me proud to be part of the eXplorance family,” commented Irene Iakovenko, Payroll and Benefits at eXplorance. “The way everyone came together to help those in need – it’s something that we do, we love doing, and will keep doing.”
An important part of the corporate culture, community sits at the heart of eXplorance. We support and encourage employees to pursue charitable giving and volunteerism around issues that matter most to them. We promote social responsibility initiatives that focus on giving back, sustainability, and responsible business practices. Above all, we collectively hope that the residents of Fort McMurray will be supported and comforted during the tough days ahead.
Chanel M. Sutherland
Marketing Content Specialist, eXplorance