The Gift of Emergency Action

The Gift of Emergency Action fundraising campaign lasted from September 9th to October 29th and raised $201,310. This exceptional campaign was being held in place of the 24th edition of the Expérience Gastronomique fundraiser to benefit the Red Cross. The Honorary Committee of the campaign, co-chaired by Christian Fournier, Executive Vice President and Leader, Property and Casualty Insurance, from La Capitale / SSQ Insurance and François Blais, Executive Vice-President of Dealer Services and Special Risks and President and Chief Operating Officer of IA Auto and Home Insurance, is very proud of this success.

“This year, marked by a historic pandemic, has had an impact on all of us. It has shown us, once again, the high number of people in need and has reaffirmed the relevance of the Red Cross’ mission. As insurance providers, we can attest to the profound consequences that disasters can have. This is where the Red Cross steps in and works directly with families to bring relief and comfort in times of great vulnerability. We are truly honoured to have played a part in the success of this campaign.”
Honorary Committee Co-Chairs, Christian Fournier and François Blais

The Gift of Emergency Action, presented by LaCapitale, SSQ Insurance, iA Auto and Home Insurance.
Once again this year, Quebec’s citizens and businesses have been immensely generous.
“Despite the upheaval and changes that have resulted from this crisis, we are very encouraged to see that there is still such tangible support for the Red Cross’ mission. The response from the business community in the greater Quebec City area will enable us to continue doing what we have always done, regardless of the difficult circumstances: help the most vulnerable among us, whether they are children, seniors, or people affected by disasters. Thank you very much!”
Vice President of the Canadian Red Cross in Quebec, Pascal Mathieu
Special thanks to the restaurant Le Quarante 7

We would like to extend a heartfelt and special thanks to the campaign’s main partner, the restaurant Le Quarante 7 and Chef Joseph Sarrazin. Some 155 gourmet gift boxes were given to campaign donors! The reputation of Le Quarante 7 and its chef played an important role in the success of this entirely new kind of fundraising event.

The Red Cross wishes to thank the Quebec restaurateurs and producers who have mobilized and supported the event for 23 years!
Thank you for your support!

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