TORONTO — InterContinental Hotels Group Canada (IHG) has activated its IHG Disaster Relief Colleague Assistance Fund and announced a donation from the IHG Foundation to support individuals and communities affected by the flooding in Quebec.
Earlier this month, more than 3,600 people were evacuated from their homes due to majoring flooding in parts of Quebec, such as Gatineau and Montreal. In response, the IHG Foundation is making a timely donation to the Canadian Red Cross to support the thousands of people impacted by the flooding. The company is utilizing its IHG Disaster Relief Colleague Assistance Fund, which is built up by fundraising activities in its hotels and corporate offices throughout the year. As a result, IHG can release the money from the IHG Disaster Relief Fund at a moment’s notice to colleagues in need.
“The IHG Foundation is committed to ensuring support for those impacted by disasters,” says Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president, IHG Canada. “Although this is an unfortunate event, I am glad the IHG Disaster Relief Colleague Assistance Fund and the IHG Foundation is able to support those affected in this matter.”
One of IHG’s properties, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Pointe Claire Montreal Airport (owned and operated by Easton’s Group of Hotels), opened its doors to those who were affected by the floods. The hotel has been working alongside the Canadian Red Cross to coordinate accommodation for distressed victims affected by the flooding, as well as sponsoring “Operation Montreal Flood-Hands to Heal in the Aftermath”.