If you are planning to submit a nomination for the 2010 Siemens Sustainable Awards, please note the application deadline is extended until Feb. 12th (original deadline – Jan. 31).
Western Union announced a limited-time “No Transfer Fee” program for money transfers sent to Haiti from participating locations in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and select locations in France. The program also is available through WesternUnion.com from the United States and Canada.*
The corporate citizenship response to the crisis is Haiti has been swift. With today’s 6.0 aftershock, continued humanitarian needs, and a constantly-unfolding situation, we think corporate pledges will continue to be announced throughout the month.
BCLC's Gerald McSwiggan today announced via CNBC that business contributions to Haiti relief and recovery efforts have surged past $83 million. 203 companies have already contributed to the relief effort; 36 donated $1 million or more.
The Haitian disaster has captured the sympathies of corporate America. Companies mobilized over $60 million in just three days — and now, one week later, $83 million+ has been pledged (See our announcement today on CNBC).
The number of companies that have offered aid for relief and long-term recovery in Haiti numbers 175, as of 3 p.m. today (Saturday). The total amount of aid pledged -- in the form of cash, in-kind donations, and employee/customer matching -- is now $61 million.