Manulife Financial donates $100,000 to Alberta flood relief efforts; matches
employee donations to Canadian Red Cross
WATERLOO, ON, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial announced today that it
will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with flood relief and
recovery efforts in Calgary and southern Alberta. Canada's largest insurer
will also match employee donations towards the efforts to the Canadian Red
"Our thoughts are with our employees, advisors and customers affected by the
flooding in Alberta," said Marianne Harrison, Senior Executive Vice-President
and General Manager, for the Canadian Division of Manulife. "We hope for their
safety and send our best wishes and support to them for the recovery efforts
that lie ahead."
More than 175,000 Albertans were evacuated from their homes during the worst
flooding in the province's history over the past week, including more than
75,000 in the City of Calgary. Although the waters have begun to recede, many
residents are still not able to return home.
Volunteers from the non-profit Canadian Red Cross continue to respond on
multiple fronts, providing critical services including family reunification,
shelter support, and registration for evacuees. The Red Cross is also
supporting 10 shelters in affected communities, and has mobilized highly
trained volunteers and staff from across the country to support ongoing
outreach and relief activities in affected communities.
"We applaud the efforts of all of the volunteers who are helping their fellow
Canadians get through this difficult time," added Ms. Harrison.
All funds collected by the Canadian Red Cross - more than $5 million to date -
will go directly to those affected by the flood.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with
principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to
Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for
their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of
employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and
wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also
provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under
management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$555 billion
(US$547 billion) as at March 31, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife
Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and
under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at
Jana Miller Manulife Financial 519.594.4597 email@example.com
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