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Update on Friends in Far Places

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In a JNJ BTW post a couple of months ago, Sharon D'Agostino, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Contributions and Community Relations, Johnson & Johnson, described what Johnson & Johnson was doing to provide aid to the people of Japan. Mark Krajnak, Manager of Corporate Communications, provides an update on Masako Yoshino, an inspiring Japanese woman who was highlighted in the 2009 Annual Report.

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In a JNJ BTW post a couple of months ago, Sharon D'Agostino, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Contributions and Community Relations, Johnson & Johnson, described what Johnson & Johnson was doing to provide aid to the people of Japan. Mark Krajnak, Manager of Corporate Communications, provides an update on Masako Yoshino, an inspiring Japanese woman who was highlighted in the 2009 Annual Report.

The Home Depot Foundation Creates $ 1 Million Fund for Spring Storm Relief and Recovery Efforts; Supports Red Cross Efforts through Disaster Giving Program

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta - April 28, 2011 - The Home Depot® Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot, today announced it has created a $1 million weather impact fund to aid relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in response to the recent storms throughout the Southeast and Midwest United States, and in expectation of continuing violent storms throughout the spring season.    
 

Logistics and Haiti: Points of Light and President Bush

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by Lynnette McIntire

Two years ago, Transportation Manager Chip Chappelle volunteered to help The UPS Foundation coordinate an ocean shipment of emergency tents from Indiana to Honduras.  Since then, he has managed the logistics of humanitarian aid from every corner of the world to help the victims of floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes and cyclones.

Ask the Right Questions When Planning a Disaster Relief Response

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Many companies have begun their response to the disaster in Japan. As contributions are made and initiatives undertaken, companies are faced with decisions about what portion of their budget to allocate and how they intend to mobilize their employees as part of the response. 

In regards to these two decisions, LBG Canada, a group of companies representing the highest standard in community investment, reviewed how they responded in 2010 and found some applicable trends. 

An Update on GE Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan

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GE is making manifold efforts to alleviate the suffering in Japan. GE has contributed $5 million in the forms of cash, equipment and service. This includes providing their nuclear energy business, which has a 24-hour command center, to work on the restoration after a tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and wiped out all power. 
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GE is making manifold efforts to alleviate the suffering in Japan. GE has contributed $5 million in the forms of cash, equipment and service. This includes providing their nuclear energy business, which has a 24-hour command center, to work on the restoration after a tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and wiped out all power. 

GE Pledges $5 Million to Japan Tsunami and Quake Relief

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  • GE has revealed a $5 million donation to help ease the suffering and aid recovery in Japan, in the form of cash, equipment and services

  • GE is working alongside the local and national governments to assist with healthcare, energy, and water service, in order to support the resurgence development

  • In 2010 alone, GE organizations and stakeholders, including employees and retirees contributed more than an estimated $225 million to community and educational programs, together with more than $100 million from the GE Foundation

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  • GE has revealed a $5 million donation to help ease the suffering and aid recovery in Japan, in the form of cash, equipment and services

  • GE is working alongside the local and national governments to assist with healthcare, energy, and water service, in order to support the resurgence development

  • In 2010 alone, GE organizations and stakeholders, including employees and retirees contributed more than an estimated $225 million to community and educational programs, together with more than $100 million from the GE Foundation

Cenovus supports relief efforts in Japan with $50,000 donation to Canadian Red Cross

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 17, 2011 - Cenovus Energy Inc. is responding to the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan with a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross for relief efforts.

Medtronic Pledges $1 Million to Relief Efforts in Japan

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis - March 15, 2011 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today that it is pledging a total of $1 million (U.S.) in direct grants, employee matching grants and product donations to support near- and long-term relief efforts in Japan following the March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami.

General Mills Pledges $650,000 to Disaster Relief in Japan

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis - March 15, 2011 - In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, General Mills and the General Mills Foundation today announced a commitment of $650,000 to support disaster relief and rebuilding efforts. The $650,000 commitment will be made to the Red Cross International Disaster Response Fund. Additionally, the General Mills Foundation will match employee and retiree gifts to the American Red Cross up to $100,000.

How GE Learned to Think Small (and Serve the Poor)

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Marc Gunther, a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine, a senior writer at Greenbiz.com and a lead blogger at The Energy Collective, discusses the positive impact of the GE Foundation's partnership with Innovative Water Technologies on the Sunspring, a small, solar-powered, water purification machine that serves the global poor.

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Marc Gunther, a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine, a senior writer at Greenbiz.com and a lead blogger at The Energy Collective, discusses the positive impact of the GE Foundation's partnership with Innovative Water Technologies on the Sunspring, a small, solar-powered, water purification machine that serves the global poor.

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