Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, TD made a
$100,000 donation to the Red Cross to assist with relief
Frank McKenna, TD's Deputy Chair, is also actively involved with
relief efforts as the Chair of the ONEXONE
Foundation, a non-profit committed to supporting, preserving
and improving the lives of children at home in Canada, the U.S.,
and around the world.
Immediately following the earthquake, the ONEXONE Foundation -
with Frank's help - began organizing and rallying a group of
Canadian businesses including Air Canada, Canadian Tire, PepsiCo
Canada, Rogers Communications and The Bay - to send a shipment of
much-needed supplies from Montreal to Haiti. Some companies like TD
give cash donations while others, given their nature of business,
In just a few days, 40,000 lbs of supplies were donated including
medical items like dressings, needles, IVs, IV solution, boxes of
syringes, and bottles of antimicrobial product - plus blankets,
tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, batteries and water.
Air Canada generously donated a Boeing 767 aircraft to transport
these supplies and on Saturday, January 16 workers from Partners In
Health: Haiti and other Haitian Relief Organizations received
and distributed the donated items in Haiti.
"All the devastation in Haiti can lead us to despair.
But the country's challenges are not insurmountable. People can
make a difference together," says McKenna. "Our
collective efforts will help reduce the suffering. That's why we
are asking Canadians to help out in any way they see fit. We have
an important role to play."