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- Yum Brands Inc <YUM.N> said it is directing $500,000 from its World Hunger Relief global effort to provide food for the earthquake victims.

- Morgan Stanley will contribute $1 million to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund to support relief efforts in Haiti.

- Investment bank Jefferies Group Inc said it will donate all net commission revenue globally and volunteered salaries for the day on Jan. 15, plus $1 million, for relief efforts.

The bank said the contribution will be split evenly between The American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children and the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

- Google Inc <GOOG.O> is donating $1 million to organizations engaged in disaster response in Haiti and has published a link on its home page directing users to a page with information on how to make donations.

- U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc said The Aetna Foundation has initiated a dollar-for-dollar match for employee disaster relief donations for relief efforts.

Aetnas Community Relations group has activated its 47 Aetna Volunteer Councils to engage with relief agencies to respond to this disaster by collecting goods and funds.

- Nestle Waters North America will donate $1 million in bottled water products to support disaster relief efforts.

- Digicel Group, a mobile phone operator in Haiti, is donating $5 million in cash toward relief efforts.

- Eli Lilly & Co <LLY.N> will provide $250,000 in direct cash contributions and said it will also match contributions of its U.S. employees, up to a total of $250,000.

- Verizon Wireless said its customers have pledged more than $1 million by texting HAITI to 90999. It said all mobile texters in the United States have contributed more than $4 million to the Red Cross relief for Haiti campaign.

- AT&T Inc said The AT&T Foundation is providing a $50,000 donation to Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) to support their relief work on disasters in Haiti.

Wireless customers of AT&T can donate $10 by texting HAITI to 90999.

- Deutsche Post DHL, the express mail and logistics services group, said it has sent in the first logistics team for on-the-ground logistics support to the relief effort in Haiti.

- Rogers Communications will contribute $250,000 in funds and goods to Partners In Health: Haiti and other relief organizations. It said Rogers Wireless and Fido customers can donate C$5 by texting HELP to 1291.

- 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.

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