Gildan has announced that it is donating a large collection of clothing items, including t-shirts, underwear and socks, to the evacuees of the Fort McMurray fires. The donation, with a retail value of more than $400,000 is being made to the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society (EERSS) which has established the necessary infrastructure to receive the shipment and deliver the items to the people displaced by the devastating forest fires.
“Our thoughts are with the residents of Fort McMurray and Northern Alberta who have been forced to flee their homes, leaving everything they value behind,” said Glenn Chamandy, President and CEO of Gildan. “One of the pillars of our company’s corporate social responsibility program, Genuine Gildan, is to be supportive of the communities where we operate, and as such, we are pleased to be able to assist Canadians who find themselves in this difficult situation.”
Under the Company’s Gildan Gives program, Gildan has announced that it will match monetary donations made by any of its more than 600 Canadian employees towards the relief efforts.
“It is our hope that our efforts will assist the Fort McMurray residents displaced by the fires in the process of getting their lives back to normal,” added Mr.Chamandy.