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CALGARY, Alberta, April 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The TELUS Calgary Community Board announced today that it is providing $ 140,000 in grants to local grassroots organizations in support of organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic TELUS and its 13 Canadian Community Boards have been there for a long time for our local customers and communities in order to be there for our local customers and communities despite adverse circumstances.

“In these unprecedented times, the value our nonprofit sector brings to our communities is more important than ever. As charities and nonprofits across the country work to deliver their programs quickly, these funds are critical to enabling resources to be made available to those who need them most, ”said Marilyn McCaig, chairman of the board of TELUS Calgary Community Board. “TELUS Community Boards have empowered local community leaders, who best understand the needs of their communities, to make funding decisions that will have the greatest impact on the lives of their neighbors, and we pride ourselves on doing important community work during this crisis to support. ”

The nine grassroots organizations receiving emergency funding to support COVID relief from the TELUS Calgary Community Board are:

  • Calgary boys and girls clubs – Food security program and support for young people at risk
  • Calgary Distress Center – Provides 24/7 support to needy Calgarians, including youth
  • Calgary Drop-In Center – Overnight accommodation for the safe accommodation of 3,000 homeless adults
  • Calgary Food Bank – Use of a drive-thru food process to adapt to the safety guidelines
  • Children’s Cottage Society – a crisis kindergarten for vulnerable families in need
  • CUPS – Provides free health care to 8,400 vulnerable citizens in the inner city medical clinic
  • Inn from the cold – Calgary’s only family homeless shelter where families live through crises
  • Native Counseling Services Alberta – Offers local, free services for indigenous peoples
  • The Kerby Center – A grocery delivery and recipe replenishment program for isolated seniors

Since 2005, TELUS ’13 Canadian Community Boards have donated $ 75 million to local grassroots organizations that provide vulnerable children with access to technology, health and educational resources that enable them to thrive in our increasingly digital world.

On March 18, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation announced a $ 10 million pledge to urgently support and improve public health capacity and population response across Canada, including funding for the purchase of new medical products Technologies and devices such as ventilators, as well as increased support for food security, contact with isolated seniors, virtual education programs and mental health initiatives.

In Alberta alone, TELUS has provided $ 200 million to nonprofits and nonprofits since 2000 and volunteered for more than 500,000 days.

For the latest information on supporting TELUS during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit telus.com/covid19.

About TELUS TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, leading global communications and information technology company with annual sales of $ 14.7 billion and 15.2 million customer connections in the areas of wireless, data, IP, voice, Television, entertainment, video and security. We use our world-leading technology to achieve remarkable human results. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first drives every aspect of our business and makes us a definite leader in excellent customer service and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider. TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.

Driven by our passionate social goal to connect all Canadians forever, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy of giving us place has inspired our team members and retirees to earn more than $ 700 million and 1.3 million days of service since 2000 to contribute. This unparalleled generosity and unparalleled volunteering has made TELUS the world’s most donating company.

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