Manufacturers and the Outpouring of Aid for Haiti

By January 15, 2010General

Following yesterday’s list of manufacturing companies contributing to Haiti relief, here are some more. By no means a complete list.

  • Unilever: “ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – (Business Wire) Unilever today announced a $500,000 monetary donation to the victims of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, through its global partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).”
  • Comcast: “Comcast Corporation announced today that it is providing over $1 million in cash and in-kind support for disaster relief for earthquake victims in Haiti, including cash contributions to the American Red Cross and Telecoms Sans Frontieres (Telecom without Borders).”
  • Nissan: “FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nissan today announced an immediate $30,000 cash donation to the Red Cross to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.  The cash donation is part of a multi-faceted relief program by Nissan in the Americas.”
  • Amgen: “THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that the company will donate $2 million to Haiti relief efforts. Amgen staff are being encouraged to be generous and that effort should also generate meaningful additional support.”
  • AstraZeneca: “AstraZeneca is contributing to the global rescue effort in the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. We have donated antibiotic and respiratory medicines (Meronem, Pulmicort and Rhinocort) through US charity AmeriCares and made a donation of £100,000 to the British Red Cross Emergency Appeal.
  • United Technologies: “HARTFORD, Conn. — United Technologies Corp. said Thursday it pledged up to $250,000 to match employee contributions to the Red Cross for Haiti relief efforts after the worst earthquake there in more than two centuries destroyed a large swath of the country.”
  • Diageo: “MIAMI, Jan 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Diageo, the world’s leading spirits, beer and wine company, is delivering more than 45,000 pounds of food and emergency supplies to earthquake victims in Haiti today. Diageo’s specially commissioned 727 aircraft departs Miami this morning.”


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