CN donates C$100,000 to Red Cross to support humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti and will match employee donations

Jan 18, 2010, 10:31 ET from CN

MONTREAL, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today it will make an initial donation of C$100,000 to the Red Cross in support of the agency's relief efforts in Haiti. In addition, CN is launching a program for employee donations to the Red Cross and will match employee contributions dollar-for-dollar.

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, caused widespread structural damage and buildings to collapse in Haiti, killing and injuring thousands and trapping many others in rubble. Earthquake victims desperately need medical care, water, food and shelter.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: "The devastating impact of the earthquake on Haiti stuns and saddens us all. We are reaching out - and encouraging our employees -- to help the Red Cross address some of the immense human suffering caused by this natural disaster."

CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.