Sun Life Financial contributes $100,000 to support flood relief in the Philippines
TORONTO - Sun Life Financial announced it will contribute
$100,000 to support relief efforts for those affected by the severe flooding
in the Philippines brought on by Tropical Storm Ketsana. The contribution
will come from the Sun Life Financial International Response Fund at the
Canadian Red Cross, which will allow the emergency support to be deployed
rapidly to the area.
"We've been warmly welcomed in the Philippines' business community for
114 years, and we want to do our part to help the country - particularly in
this time of need," said Stephan Rajotte, President, Sun Life Financial Asia.
"We're thankful that this donation can be used immediately and that it will
focus on the most critical needs of the Filipino people right now."
"The Canadian Red Cross is grateful for the continued support of Sun Life
Financial in times of disaster," says Conrad Sauve, Secretary General and
Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Red Cross. "This generous donation
will help the Red Cross address the most urgent needs of those affected."
The Sun Life Financial International Response Fund, the first
international corporate sponsorship of its kind, was established in
partnership with the Canadian Red Cross in 2005 to help it accelerate
emergency response to large-scale international crises. Administered by the
Canadian Red Cross, the Fund has helped provide immediate relief and
resources to several natural disasters in various countries, including India,
Pakistan and the Philippines.