Montréal, May 27, 2011 – Because of its active involvement in and concern for the situation in the Montérégie region, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to kick-off the SOS Richelieu Committee’s fundraising drive with a $15,000 donation to help the flood victims of the Richelieu River.
“We are aware of just how distressing the situation is for those deluged citizens and the repercussions will continue to be felt long after the water levels have subsided. This is why we would like to provide the flood victims with both financial and volunteer assistance”, said Pierre Monette, Vice-President of the Montréal region.
The Firm is undertaking a number of initiatives to come to the aid of the flood victims. In addition to the donation to the SOS Richelieu Committee, teams of volunteers from the various Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offices will be taking part in the Grande Corvée, scheduled for June 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to collect the detritus and assist with the cleanup required after the water levels have subsided.
The fund, managed by the Saint-Luc Lions Club for the SOS Richelieu Committee, is also under the volunteer monitoring program of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
“Having been affected by the floods myself and seeing many of my colleagues and friends in the same situation, I realize just how important it is to join in and to help our fellow citizens today and in the coming month, which is why I’ve accepted to be the patron of the SOS Richelieu Committee’s corporate fundraising drive, since help will be needed over the long term, and we want to be sure to contribute”, concluded Lynda Coache, Partner in Charge of RCGT’s Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu office.
Present in every region of Quebec, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton feels it has a specific duty to act when one such region has been affected and can only do its part to help local residents.
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