CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/12/13 -- Suncor Energy is thanking Canadians who have donated more than 70 million Petro-Points to the Canadian Red Cross - Alberta Floods Fund. The Petro-Points matching program is part of the $1.5 million flood-relief program announced by Suncor which also included donations to the Calgary Foundation, the United Way Emergency Fund and the Bridges Foundation.
Through the program, Canadians have given more than $70,000 which will be matched by Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, until July 14. Canadians can continue to contribute Petro-Points to the Canadian Red Cross - Alberta Floods Fund until July 31 by visiting www.petro-canada.ca.
"The outpouring of support and generosity from coast to coast demonstrates the true spirit of Canadians," said Steve Williams, Suncor president and chief executive officer. "We developed a comprehensive flood-relief program that is delivering dollars to organizations that have expertise in getting funds to those who need it the most."
Suncor's flood-relief program focused on providing support in four areas: the immediate response, re-entry programs, recovery activity and rebuilding efforts. The funding and program has been administered through the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF). Suncor, through SEF, will continue to support Alberta flood relief efforts.
Canadians supported a number of Suncor matching programs, including:
-- Red Cross - Alberta Floods Fund: Suncor employees and retiree donations have exceeded $100,000, with Suncor matching donations.-- The Calgary Foundation - Flood Rebuilding Fund: individual donations to the Calgary Foundation, with Suncor matching $150,000.-- The Calgary Arts Foundation: individual donations to the Calgary Arts Foundation, with Suncor matching $50,000.
In the spirit of Canadians supporting Canadians, Suncor will be contributing to the Red Cross - Lac-Megantic Support Fund and opening the Petro-Points Red Cross donation program early next week.
Suncor Energy and the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) have a proud history helping build sustainable communities through collaborative partnerships that enhance the quality of life in key operating areas. Over the past 10 years, Suncor and the SEF have invested more than $110 million in charitable and non profit organizations across Canada and internationally. The SEF is a private, charitable foundation established to receive Suncor's contributions and support registered Canadian charitable organization.
Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges
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