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Corporate America Respond to Haiti Earthquake


After the divesting earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck southwest of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, on Tuesday afternoon, devastating the city and leaving thousands dead. Another to help The Island of Haiti get back to a since of normality several conscious corporation has donate supplies or money to help Haiti relief efforts.

So on January 13, Corporation like Kellogg Company announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The contribution is being made by Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, the charitable arm of Kellogg Company. In addition, Kellogg will encourage employees and retirees to support relief efforts by providing a dollar-for-dollar match to the American Red Cross. Dr. Celeste Clark, senior vice president of corporate affairs, Kellogg Company was quoted saying “This disaster has devastated what is already one of the poorest countries in the world. The situation for the people of Haiti is dire, and we believe it is critical for us to provide support to relief efforts.”

Walmart operations around the world and the Walmart Foundation also announced a $500,000 monetary donation to Red Cross emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The company is also sending pre-packaged food kits valued at $100,000 to Haiti at the request of the Red Cross.

Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart International say “At Walmart, helping communities is what we do every day around the world, especially in times of need,”

President of the Walmart Foundation Margaret McKenna said “Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by the devastation in Haiti, including the hundreds of thousands of Haitians who are our customers and our associates in the U.S. and abroad, and we will continue to monitor the situation and look for additional ways that we can assist in the relief efforts.”

Also the PepsiCo Foundation today announced it will donate $1 million to the earthquake victims in Haiti and also will provide Quaker products as well as bottled water and Gatorade for the disaster victims through its bottlers in Florida and the Dominican Republic.

Of the $1 million, the PepsiCo Foundation committed $500,000 for humanitarian relief to be allocated to three of its strategic partners, including the American Red Cross, Save the Children and Friends of the World Food Program.

The remaining $500,000 of the pledge will be used to support longer-term rebuilding efforts designed to strengthen Haiti’s infrastructure and limit significant damage from future disasters.

Other company such as Toys”R”Us Donate $150,000  to Save the Children. Dr. Charles F. MacCormack, President of Save the Children say “Save the Children is truly thankful for the support offered by the Toys”R”Us family to launch rapid relief for children and families who had so little even before this crisis”

Toys”R”Us employees are also responding to the crisis in Haiti by making individual donations to relief efforts, including to Save the Children. These donations will be eligible to be matched through the Toys”R”Us, Inc. Matching Gifts Program.

Wyclef Jean echoes the need for State of Emergency for Haiti after Earthquake.

Wyclef Jean| photo by: Johnny Louis/jlnphotography.com

Wyclef Jean| photo by: Johnny Louis/jlnphotography.com

An initial 7.0 quake hit Haiti just before 4pm EST today with thirteen aftershocks above 4.5 have happened since the quake hit. As vallery Magazine when to press, news of fatality and damage were still coming thru various news outlet. Due to the mass disaster communication to the country and first look at the devastation was given to us via social media websites like Twitter and Facebook.

Super Star Wyclef takes to his twitter asking friends and fans to pray for the people of his native country Haiti. He wrote, “Haiti just got hit with a Major Earthquake please call your family out there Now.” an hour later followed that tweet with a plea for support. He wrote, “Tsunami watch n Haiti right now! People unite… Haiti just been hit again with a 5 point 9 earthquake! Please Pray.”

Those who want to help can donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting “Yele” to 501501 (the amount will be charged to the person’s cell phone bill) or can visit www.Yele.org and click “Donate.”

Jimmy Jean Louis | Johnny Louis/jlnphotography.com

Jimmy Jean Louis| Johnny Louis/jlnphotography.com

Also a statement release from Actor Jimmy Jean Louis thru his foundations hufh.org “After the catastrophic earthquake today, Haiti is in dire need of any help.

With still next to no news of the outcome of this 7.0 magnitude earthquake, Hollywood Unites for Haiti pleads for any information that may be helpful to ascertain the immediate impact that this disaster has had on Haiti and its neighboring countries.

Basic necessities will be required: water, blankets, medication, temporary shelter and much more. Any kind of donations to relief and humanitarian charities would be greatly appreciated as Haiti really needs your help!

If you need guidance on where to direct charitable donations, here is a partial list of worthy organizations.”

Jimmy Jean-Louis -HUFH

The early estimate report suggests that buildings, hospital, house including the Haiti presidential palace claps. Raymond A. Joseph, the U.S. ambassador to Haiti, says, “This is really a catastrophe of major proportions for Haiti,”