SMS Equipment Inc.

SMS Equipment Inc.

July 05, 2011 08:30 ET

Childrens Miracle Network and SMS Equipment Employees Team Up to Raise Over $100,000 CDN

ACHESON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 5, 2011) - SMS Equipment is pleased to support Children's Miracle Network – a national organization helping children and their families though local children's hospitals across Canada! "Further to being an excellent cause, the funds stay local and are directed to the closest children's hospital," said Mike Granger, Executive Vice President at SMS Equipment. The donations go toward the most urgent needs in that hospital – directed to critical care, life saving research, education or programs that benefit children and families. Granger added, "We have been doing fund raising for various children hospitals for many years and only recently joined (2 years) the Children's Miracle Network to help add national coverage in line with our national business growth. The success of the annual internal employee / employer match campaign continues to grow and we are always amazed at the giving spirit of SMS Employees."

"Developing new long term partnerships is critical to our success in helping children get the care they need at our 14 local children's hospitals in Canada," stated John Hartman, Chief International Officer for Children's Miracle Network. "Having SMS Equipment join Children's Miracle Network and having their employees get behind this year's efforts in such a big way is very important. Every donation, payroll gift, event and match dollar are needed and we are extremely grateful to everyone at SMS Equipment for their tremendous support."

About SMS Equipment Inc. - SMS Equipment is one of Canada's leading providers of equipment solutions and services for the construction, forestry, mining, and utility industries. To help customers meet their needs, SMS has established strategic alliances with suppliers around the world. The company head office is based in Acheson, AB, near Edmonton. SMS Equipment is a full-line distributor of heavy mobile equipment and also offers a variety of services through more than 40 branches located throughout Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Northwest Territories, and Yukon.

About Children's Miracle Network - Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Compassionate organizations, media partners and countless individual volunteers unite with Children's Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children's Miracle Network create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of more than 2.6 million Canadian children each year.

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