L’Isle-Verte, January 29, 2014 – Sensitive to the drama that unfolded in the town of L’Isle-Verte as a result of the tragic fire that ravaged a seniors' residence overnight on January 23, Metro Inc. has made a $5,000 donation to the Red Cross. The money raised through the “L’Isle-Verte Fund” will be used to meet the basic needs of the fire victims and those who were evacuated.
Mr. Christian Morin, co-owner of the Marché Richelieu Alimentation Morin et Fils located on rue St-Jean-Baptiste, not far from the Résidence du Havre, salutes the courage and solidarity of the people in his community as well as the work of the first responders and Red Cross volunteers.
As soon as he learned about the fire, Mr. Morin rushed to open his store, in the middle of the night, to offer coffee and food to the many people who had gathered near the Résidence du Havre as well as to the search teams. Mr. Morin continued to support his community by providing free bottled water when the town of L’Isle-Verte issued a warning asking the population to boil their water and to reduce their consumption in order to replenish drinking water supplies.
Metro, its managers, Mr. Morin and the entire staff of the Marché Richelieu Alimentation Morin et Fils wish to express their sincerest condolences to the citizens of L’Isle-Verte who have been affected by this sad event.
With annual sales of over $11 billion, METRO INC. (TSX: MRU), founded in 1947, is the only major Canadian food distribution company to have its head office in Quebec. Along with its affiliates and franchisees, METRO INC. employs in Quebec and Ontario over 65,000 people, whose mission is to satisfy their customers every day and earn their-long term loyalty. METRO INC. operates a network of almost 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
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