Desjardins Group & Western Financial Group Team Up to Pledge $200,000 to Alberta Flood Victims
Western Direct Insurance is a collaboration of two of Canada’s strongest insurance companies; Western Financial Group and Desjardins Group. Today our parent companies announced that they have teamed up to provide $200,000 to disaster relief in Alberta after severe flooding devastated several rural and urban communities throughout the province.
“We are deeply saddened to see how this terrible tragedy has impacted families and communities across Alberta,” said Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President, and CEO of Desjardins Group. “In the coming days and weeks, we encourage all Canadians to donate whatever support they can provide to help with the recovery and rebuilding process.”
“The past few days have been a difficult time for so many Albertans and we hope this donation can provide some much needed assistance to those who have been displaced or suffered personal losses,” said Scott Tannas, President and CEO of Western Financial Group. “Together, we are committed to help rebuild the communities across Alberta where we live and work.”
As part of the $200,000 donation, Desjardins and Western will each provide $100,000 to the Western Communities Foundation. The Foundation will in turn work with local municipalities and charitable groups to identify opportunities that will provide direct support to the affected communities.
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In addition to the donation, Desjardins will also raise money for the Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund through its caisse network in Quebec and Ontario, while Western has put plans in place to launch an online fundraising system for employees to provide direct support to local communities affected by the floods.