A Canadian crisis: Relief efforts for Fort McMurray

Cardinal Health supports Canadian Red Cross

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Employees mobilize during state of emergency

A provincial state of emergency was declared when a massive wildfire swept through Fort McMurray, Alberta, and surrounding areas, posing a threat to life, property and infrastructure and forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes. The Alberta government reported that agreements were signed with the Canadian Armed Forces to assist with air support and transportation. For more information, visit: http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm.

Cardinal Health and The Cardinal Health Foundation donated more than $85,000 in cash and health care products to aid those impacted by the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

The Cardinal Health Foundation pledged $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. All funds donated by Cardinal Health employees to the Canadian Red Cross also will be matched by Cardinal Health Canada or the Cardinal Health Foundation; those donations have surpassed $13,000.

To further support relief efforts, the company also donated health care products ranging from exam gloves and bandages to blankets and body wash.

“Our thoughts are with those affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray,” said David Murphy, President, Cardinal Health Canada. “This situation hits close to home for many of our Cardinal Health associates. We hope this token of our support will help the residents of Fort McMurray find solace during this difficult time.”