Pakistan Floods Appeal: $52,000 Raised!
September 22, 2022
The devastating flooding in Pakistan has affected a staggering 33 million people. To maximize our collective impact, the Raymond James Canada Foundation matched employee donations to the Canadian Red Cross. Together, we raised $52,000 in support of the Pakistan Floods Appeal.
“With millions of people displaced or stranded, urgent action is required to prevent further deaths from disease and starvation,” shares Jamie Coulter, CEO Raymond James Ltd. “By supporting the Canadian Red Cross, we help ensure that those affected do not have to face this crisis alone. I am proud of our Raymond James community and their perpetual willingness to help those in need.”
Janet Johnson, Chief Development Officer, Philanthropy at the Canadian Red Cross illustrates the impact of our efforts: “On the ground, emergency response teams have been deployed to support evacuations, conduct needs assessments and provide survivors with critical relief such as tents, blankets, cooking utensils, and much-needed cash assistance. Thanks to your generosity, the Canadian Red Cross can support humanitarian efforts in Pakistan to alleviate suffering.”
At Raymond James, we share a responsibility to respond to disasters both at home and around the globe. Our community stretches beyond borders.
“I grew up in Pakistan, and have friends on the ground working to help impacted communities,” shares Nasir Khattak, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology Delivery, Raymond James Ltd. “The full picture of the devastation is not captured in the media. I have heard heart-wrenching stories of those who lost everything. I am grateful for the kindness of my Raymond James colleagues – our donations will make an impact.”
Nasir shared his personal connection to the crisis with his colleagues, and pledged to make a personal contribution of $5 for each donation made to the cause. His outreach resulted in a surge of donations, doubling the amount raised in just a few hours.
“Nasir’s pledge is an example of community leadership in action,” says Jamie Coulter, “and the tremendous response from our colleagues demonstrates our commitment to one another in times of need.”
Thank you to all our Raymond James Ltd advisors and associates who supported the 2022 Pakistan Floods Appeal. The Raymond James Canada Foundation is proud to match your extraordinary generosity. We are stronger together, and your compassion for others shows that #RJCares.
Thank you for your generosity!
Raymond James Canada Foundation