Samsung donating 200 Galaxy View devices to Fort McMurray Public Schools

The Insurance Bureau of Canada announced yesterday that the Fort McMurray wildfire in May caused $3.6 billion in damages.

Many Canadian carriers helped out by donating money or resources to the cause. Samsung Canada has stepped up to assist those in need by a $100,000 financial donation to the Canadian Red Cross and also followed up by giving 200 Galaxy View devices to the Fort McMurray Public Schools as an educational tool, which has a retail value of $140,000.

“The teamwork, strength and spirit demonstrated by Fort McMurray residents since tragedy struck in May continues to be an inspiration for our entire team,” said Samsung Canada’s Mark Childs. “As the focus turns to rebuilding this vibrant community, we are proud to contribute to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts, and look forward to working alongside the Fort McMurray Public School District Board to help residents get back on their feet as soon as possible and support students to reach their full potential.”

The Galaxy View, which is a TV replacement tablet that launched exclusively with Bell earlier this year, has an 18.4-inch 1080p display, runs Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 7580 processors clocked at 1.6Ghz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal storage and a 5,700mAh battery.