Thanks to the generosity of Bruce Power and its employees, over $40,000 will be sent to the Canadian Red Cross to support its relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country’s central region.

Bruce Power held a collection Wednesday morning and employees donated more than $20,000, which the company matched, bringing the total to over $40,000. The federal government will also match the employees’ contribution.

“Our employees are extremely generous to people around the world in their time of need,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We know the people living in the Philippines need a lot of help right now and we want to help the country get back on its feet as quickly as possible.”

The Canadian Red Cross has been responding on the ground in the Philippines, mobilizing personnel and supplies such as food, blankets, jerry cans, hygiene kits and sleeping mats to meet the needs of the residents, many of whom have lost everything.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

 

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