FACTBOX-Companies offer aid to Haiti after earthquake

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14 Jan 2010 23:38:26 GMT

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- CIBC and FirstCaribbean International Bank will donate C$100,000 to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

- Goldman Sachs & Co is contributing $1 million to the relief efforts in Haiti through American Red Cross for the Haitian Relief and Development Fund, CARE and other organizations.

- Target Corp will donate $500,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster recovery in Haiti.

- Procter & Gamble Co said it will provide at least 2 million packets of PUR Purifier of Water through our Children's Safe Drinking Water partners. It said Duracell has already provided $200,000 worth of batteries and flashlights for donation.

- National Bank of Canada will contribute up to C$250,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. National Bank MasterCard cardholders can exchange reward points, free of charge, for a cash donation to the Canadian Red Cross by calling 514-847-8280 or 1-800-341-8083.

- The New York Yankees will donate $500,000 in support of rescue and relief efforts.

- FedEx Corp is working with international relief groups, including the Red Cross, to fly supplies to Haiti.

- United Parcel Service Inc, which participates in a World Food Program that helps coordinate delivery of aid to disaster zones, said it expects to have its volunteers in the program called up soon. It will also provide $1 million in aid, half in cash and half in services.

- 3M Co, which makes bandages and other products used in skin and wound care, is working with relief agencies to see what medical products it can provide. 3M said it would likely also make a monetary contribution.

- 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 and Gopakumar Warrier, Maju Samuel)

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