Canadian companies help out with hurricane cleanup

Hydro One, Air Canada employees step up down south
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/16/2017
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Air Canada volunteers in Toronto prepare humanitarian kits to be shipped down to hurricane-stricken areas last month. Credit: Air Canada

The southern United States and Caribbean islands were hit hard by a number of powerful hurricanes recently, leaving many people without electricity or supplies, alongside months of cleanup.

Many Canadian companies offered support to the affected areas, sending manpower and supplies to aid in the recovery efforts. Hydro One, for example, mobilized 175 workers and 82 vehicles to help with Hurricane Irma restoration efforts in Florida.

Atlantic companies such as Maritime Electric, Emera and Newfoundland Power also sent workers, as did Hydro-Québec.