Textron Systems Donates to Canadian Wildfire Relief
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — May 19, 2016 — Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, announced today a pledge to donate $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Canadian Wildfire Relief. The relief will provide assistance for those in need due to Alberta’s devastating wildfire, which has caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes.
This pledge is part of a larger donation of $100,000 from Textron businesses and the Textron Charitable Trust. The Textron Charitable Trust provides philanthropic support for nonprofit agencies that focus on workforce development, education, arts and culture, community revitalization, and health and human service programs where Textron has a business presence.
“There are many Textron businesses within Canada, including our Textron Systems Canada business, which currently supports our Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, as well as our other Canadian endeavors,” says President and CEO of Textron Systems Ellen Lord. “With Textron’s long history and strong relationship that we have with Canada, we felt it imperative to quickly and proactively support those affected by this disaster.”
As emergency crews continuously work to contain the fires, government and disaster relief agencies are looking to the public for additional support in meeting the needs of the community. The majority of funds collected by the Red Cross will be distributed directly to affected Fort McMurray and area residents, putting timely, tangible support into the hands of those who need it most.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit www.textron.com.
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