CN announced it will make an initial donation of C$100,000 to the Red Cross in support of the agency’s relief efforts in Haiti. In addition, CN is launching a program for employee donations to the Red Cross and will match employee contributions dollar-for-dollar.

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, caused widespread structural damage and buildings to collapse in Haiti, killing and injuring thousands and trapping many others in rubble. Earthquake victims desperately need medical care, water, food and shelter.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: “The devastating impact of the earthquake on Haiti stuns and saddens us all. We are reaching out - and encouraging our employees—to help the Red Cross address some of the immense human suffering caused by this natural disaster.”