Jan 15, 2010, 05.13 PM | Source: Reuters

Companies offer aid to Haiti after earthquake

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday, killing thousands and demolishing schools, hospitals, houses and hillside shantytowns.

Companies offer aid to Haiti after earthquake
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday, killing thousands and demolishing schools, hospitals, houses and hillside shantytowns.

The following are some of the companies pledging aid:

- General Electric announced a company-wide USD 2.5 million commitment to support relief and recovery efforts in the region.

- Citigroup pledges USD 2 mln for relief, including USD 250,000 to American Red Cross.

- Unilever will donate USD 500,000 through its partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme.

- Comcast is giving over USD 1 mln in cash and support for disaster relief.

- The Humana Foundation will contribute USD 100,000 for support of earthquake-relief efforts and match dollar-for-dollar contributions from its associates up to $50,000.

- Kraft Foods Foundation is donating $200,000 to the American Red Cross for relief efforts. The company also said it has a special 2:1 match for employees' donations up to USD 100,000 -- bringing the total matching component to USD 300,000.

- Toys R Us Children's Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys R Us Inc said it will contribute USD 150,000 to help Save the Children in its efforts to provide immediate relief to victims of the earthquake.

- Visa donating USD 200,000 to Red Cross.

- Nissan to provide over USD 100,000, including immediate $30,000 in cash.

- Safeway Inc said the Safeway Foundation will make an initial contribution of USD 100,000 to the American Red Cross and UNICEF. The company said its stores throughout the U.S. and Canada will immediately begin collecting donations for Haiti Disaster Relief through a checkstand program.

In addition, Safeways corporate offices and other non-store facilities will conduct employee fundraisers.

- Chubb insurance donates $500,000 to various relief organizations.

- AARP Foundation says will match donations up to $500,000 to help older victims.

- Biotechnology company Amgen Inc said it will donate $2 million to the relief efforts.

- The PepsiCo Foundation said it will donate $1 million to the earthquake victims and that the food and beverage company PepsiCo will provide Quaker products as well as bottled water and Gatorade for the disaster victims through its bottlers in Florida and the Dominican Republic.

- Sprint donated $50,000 to American Red Cross.

- Soles4Souls to donate more than 250,000 pairs of shoes.

- JP Morgan Chase said it would commit $1 million to the relief and recovery of the country.

- General Mills Foundation said it would contribute $250,000 to support the disaster relief and rebuilding efforts.

- Diageo Plc, the world's biggest alcoholic drinks group, said it was delivering more than 45,000 pounds of food and emergency supplies to the earthquake victims on Friday.

- AstraZeneca Plc said it is making a donation of 100,000 pounds to the British Red Cross Emergency Appeal.

- McDonald's Corp and its franchise Arcos Dorados will together contribute at least $1 million to help the victims of the earthquake.

- United Technologies Corp said it will match 100 percent of individual contributions to Red Cross relief efforts up to $250 per employee, for a program maximum of $250,000 in matching funds.

- Yum Brands Inc said it is directing $500,000 from its World Hunger Relief global effort to provide food for the earthquake victims.

- Morgan Stanley will contribute $1 million to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund to support relief efforts in Haiti.

- Investment bank Jefferies Group Inc said it will donate all net commission revenue globally and volunteered salaries for the day on Jan. 15, plus $1 million, for relief efforts.

The bank said the contribution will be split evenly between The American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children and the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

- Google Inc is donating $1 million to organizations engaged in disaster response in Haiti and has published a link on its home page directing users to a page with information on how to make donations.

- U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc said The Aetna Foundation has initiated a dollar-for-dollar match for employee disaster relief donations for relief efforts.

Aetnas Community Relations group has activated its 47 Aetna Volunteer Councils to engage with relief agencies to respond to this disaster by collecting goods and funds.

- Nestle Waters North America will donate $1 million in bottled water products to support disaster relief efforts.

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