Corporate Giving Shows Businesses Care

General Motors: Donation $1 million, and matching employees donations up to $1 million. GM is also providing vehicles for the transportation of medical supplies and is responding to requests from the Red Cross for vehicles.

Honeywell International Inc.: Donating $1 million, to be used toward housing and shelter.

PepsiCo: PepsiCo International and the PepsiCo Foundation have allocated a minimum of $1 million to tsunami recovery and relief, and is providing bottled water to affected areas. PepsiCo employees in India are giving one day's pay to the relief effort.

Procter & Gamble Donating $500,000 and an additional $1 million worth of water purification products and $500,000 for costs to transport the products to South Asia. P&G is also matching employee donations

Starbucks: The company said it made an initial contribution of $100,000 to CARE and Oxfam UK. During January, Starbucks plans to donate $2 for every pound of Sumatra, Decaf Sumatra and Aged Sumatra whole bean coffee purchased in its stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany. Stores in Thailand gave their profits from Dec. 29 to relief efforts.

Tyco: Donating $100,000 cash and 3,000 cases of medical supplies and equipment.

UnitedHealth Group: Donating $2 million.

UPS: Donating $500,000 and an additional $2.5 million worth of services. The shipping giant is airlifting medical supplies and emergency relief items to Asia and will provide shipping to a list of professional disaster relief organizations. UPS is prepared to ship up to 1 million pounds of emergency relief supplies weekly by air, ocean and ground shipping.


Delta: Delta says it has donated 1 million Skymiles to three organizations -- American Red Cross, UNICEF and CARE, that can be used to transport relief personnel or transport injured people. The airline is also offering the Red Cross discounted cargo and shipping rates for blood and other medical supplies.

Southwest: The airline says it is directing employees to donate to various aid organizations.

United Airlines: United says it is providing available cargo space for relief supplies en route to affected areas, and is partnering with the Red Cross to help fulfill supply and shipping needs and transport doctors and health workers. The airline is allowing passengers to donate their air miles to relief efforts.


Abbott Laboratories: Abbott says it has donated $4 million -- $2 million in funds and $2 million in medicines and nutritionals (antibiotics, pediatric nutritionals and rehydration fluids) that the company says will help about 60,000 people.

Astra-Zeneca: The company has made an initial donation of $500,000.

Bayer: Bayer says it is providing funds and medicines like antibiotics.

Bristol-Myers Squibb: The BMS Foundation has donated $1 million to the Red Cross and the company is matching employee donations. The company has also shipped enough antibiotics and anti-fungal medicines to treat 75,000 people for a total of $4 million in-kind donations.

Johnson & Johnson: Johnson & Johnson is making an initial cash contribution of $2 million to relief efforts and will match employee donations to the Red Cross. Johnson & Johnson companies in Indonesia and Thailand have donated sutures and pharmaceutical products and are coordinating donations of food, water and blankets. Local offices in other countries are also contributing food and cash.

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