“Corporate America” hardly has a good ring to it. In the wake of the Haiti quake, however, a number of big US companies are standing up and donating to relief efforts. We want to recognize those companies in the list below. Keep up the good deeds, folks.
Most of the information below is from Reuters:
Standouts (these companies are donating the most):
– Coca-Cola Fund: $1 million to the Red Cross.
– United Parcel Service Inc: $1 million in aid, half in cash and half in services.
– Lowe’s Cos Inc: Donating $1 million to the Red Cross.
– Google Inc: Donating $1 million.
– Bank of America Corp: $1 million.
– Abbott Laboratories: $1 million in humanitarian aid, including donations of medicines and nutritional products.
– Morgan Stanley: $1 million
– Rite Aid: $50,000 to the Red Cross.
– Target: $500,000 to the Red Cross.
– Amway: $100,000
– The New York Yankees: $500,000
– Go Daddy: $500,000
– FedEx Corp: Working with international relief groups including the Red Cross to fly supplies to Haiti.
– Kraft Foods: $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
– 3M Co: Providing medical products and money.
– The General Motors Foundation: $100,000 contribution to the American Red Cross relief fund.
– Campbell Soup Co: Contributing at least $200,000.
– Wells Fargo & Co: Donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
– Wal-Mart Stores Inc: Donating $500,000 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti and sending prepackaged food kits valued at $100,000 to Haiti at the request of the Red Cross.
– American Airlines: Scheduled three flights to Port-au-Prince on Wednesday with 10,000 pounds of aid, including material for hospitals. Three more flights are scheduled for Thursday.
– Cisco Systems: $250,000 to the Red Cross and matching employee contributions up to $1 million.
– ConAgra Foods: $100,000 to the International Red Cross Relief Fund.
– Kellogg Co: $250,000 to the American Red Cross.
– BMO Financial Group: $250,000 to the Red Cross.
– Rogers Communications: $250,000 in funds and goods to Partners In Health.
– Home Depot: $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
– Walt Disney Co: $100,000.
– Verizon Wireless & AT&T: Making donating easier by letting people text a $10 donation by texting the word “HAITI” to 90999.
– Citigroup: Sent a team, medical equipment, humanitarian supplies, and satellite phones.
– Caterpillar: Dealers in Haiti are part of rescue and relief efforts.
– Royal Caribbean: Will boat volunteers and guests back to Haiti as soon as possible; is coordinating a relief plan.
– Wells Fargo & Co: $100,000
– TD Bank Financial Group: $100,000
– Western Union: $250,000 and no transfer fees for anyone sending money to Haiti for 7 days.
Know of any other companies to add to this list? Please comment below, and I’ll put them on.
Also, can anyone tell me whether that Bank of America money is coming from TARP funds? And where Obama’s $100 million (much needed, don’t get me wrong) is coming from? Couldn’t resist…