Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship members come together online to respond to Haiti quake
The online Member Community of Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship has provided a critical forum where companies are talking about how they’re supporting relief agencies responding to the earthquake in Haiti and assisting employees with relatives in the Caribbean nation.
Timberland is contributing to the earthquake relief efforts through Yéle Haiti (http://www.yele.org), a grassroots movement founded by Wyclef Jean that builds global awareness for Haiti while transforming the country through educational, cultural and environmental programs. Timberland announced its partnership with Yéle Haiti several months ago, intending to focus on reforestation, but has now refocused its partnership on earthquake relief.
Morgan Stanley is committing $1 million to the Red Cross Haiti Fund and is encouraging employee giving.
The TJX Companies, Inc. has announced that it will be donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts. The company is also waiting to hear more details from the Red Cross regarding on-the-ground needs and logistics before doing any sort of clothing-related donations.
The General Mills Foundation will provide $250,000 to support disaster relief and long-term rebuilding efforts in Haiti. The Foundation will make a grant in the amount of $100,000 to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund and $150,000 to CARE International for long-term rebuilding efforts.