Cox Automotive Canada and its Manheim Edmonton, vAuto, VinSolutions, Xtime, DealerTrack and NextGear Capital business units have announced their support for the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The company, through its Cox Cares community programming, will make a $30,000 donation directly to the Canadian Red Cross to support those who have been affected by the wildfires.
“Like all Canadians, we have seen the devastating images from Fort McMurray. We know that some of our employees have family and friends who have been affected and we have been moved by the resilience of the community and our thoughts are with them at this challenging time,” said Maria Soklis, president of Cox Automotive Canada. “We hope that our partners in the automotive industry will join us in finding ways to raise funds to help the people of Fort McMurray,” she added.
As part of the initiative, Cox Cares will also match employee donations to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal. In addition, Manheim Auction locations across Canada will accept new and gently used clothing and other donations which the company will ship to Alberta and distribute to Fort McMurray evacuees.