TransAlta makes donation and pledges to match employee donations for Haiti earthquake relief

Jan 15, 2010

On Jan. 12, off the western coast of Haiti, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck followed by several powerful aftershocks, causing buildings to collapse in Port au Prince and chaos as people fled the damage.

Although the devastation is far from our operations, the immediate need for funds for Haiti’s many victims has not been lost on TransAlta. To help provide immediate relief, TransAlta has made an initial donation of $25,000 Cdn to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Fund.

Matching employee donations

To further support the relief and recovery efforts in Haiti, TransAlta has committed an additional $25,000 Cdn to match employee and retiree donations made to the Canadian, American or Australian Red Cross Haiti earthquake relief funds until Jan. 29.

TransAlta will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $1,000 Cdn per employee or retiree. In addition, we are matching all previous contributions of employees and retirees made to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

For Canadian citizens, any donation made by Feb. 12, will also be matched by the federal government up to a total of $50 million Cdn.

With the incredible damage caused by the earthquake, we hope that our shared contribution can help provide much-needed support for this significant relief effort.