FACTBOX-Companies offer aid to Haiti after earthquake

Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm EST



- Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia) is accepting donations for the Canadian Red Cross' Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund at its bank branches and making a C$250,000 corporate contribution.

- The General Motors Foundation is making a $100,000 contribution to the American Red Cross relief fund. GM has provided an Internet link so its employees can contribute to the Red Cross.

- Campbell Soup Co is contributing at least $200,000 and putting a mechanism in place for employees to make contributions.

- Wells Fargo & Co is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross relief fund.

- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is 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.

The world's biggest retailer has launched an Internet page, www.walmartstores.com/haiti, where customers and employees can make donations to nonprofits supporting relief efforts.

- Lowe's Cos Inc is donating $1 million to the Red Cross' efforts in Haiti. The No. 2 U.S. home improvement chain also plans to seek cash donations from its customers.

- American Airlines, a unit AMR Corp, 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.

American is working with the Red Cross on a program through which members can make donations toward relief in return for frequent flier miles. American has 100 employees in Haiti.

- ConAgra Foods Foundation said it would pledge $100,000 to the International Red Cross Relief Fund.

- Cereal maker Kellogg Co will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross for its relief effort.

- Bank of America Corp has committed $1 million to the effort with half going to the American Red Cross for the Haitian Relief and Development fund.

- Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories will provide $1 million in humanitarian aid, including donations of medicines and nutritional products.

- BMO Financial Group pledged $250,000 to Red Cross effort in Haiti.

- Internet services company Go Daddy will donate $500,000 to aid quake victims.

- Rogers Communications and the Rogers family will donate $250,000 in funds and goods to Partners In Health :Haiti and other relief organizations.

- Home Depot and the Home Depot Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in Haiti.

- Walt Disney Co pledged $100,000 in humanitarian aid. (Compiled by Nicole Maestri, Abhinav Sharma and Shrutika Verma; Additional reporting by Brad Dorfman in Chicago, Scott Malone in Boston, John Crawley in Washington, and Dhanya Skariarchan in New York; Editing by Toni Reinhold, David Holmes, Gopakumar Warrier and Maju Samuel)



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