Sun Life Financial makes $50,000 donation to support the community of Lac-Mégantic

Jul 08, 2013, 18:20 ET from Sun Life Financial Canada

MONTREAL, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial is donating $50,000 to the Red Cross to assist and support residents of Lac-Mégantic after the tragic events in their town this past weekend.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Mayor Colette Roy-Provencher, the firemen, families, citizens and business community of Lac-Mégantic at this terrible time. Our employees and advisors throughout Quebec stand with me in offering our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy," said Isabelle Hudon, president, Sun Life Financial, Quebec.

"We hope our donation to the Red Cross will help supply certain essential needs to evacuated families, such as information, food, shelter, clothing and other basic necessities. We also want to pay tribute to all the volunteers who have been working tirelessly since Saturday morning to support the Lac-Mégantic community."

About Sun Life Financial
A leading international financial services organization, Sun Life Financial has been working to bring financial security to Quebecers since 1865. The company's 1800 employees and 800 advisors support business relationships with 1.5 million Quebec clients, within communities right across the province. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda.  As of March 31, 2013 the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $571 billion.

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Canada