Bridgestone Group Companies Donate to Haiti Relief Efforts
Bridgestone Corporation, together with two of its subsidiaries, Bridgestone Americas and Bridgestone de Costa Rica is donating a total of approximately seven million yen (more than US$75,000) to assist with relief efforts following the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Bridgestone will donate 2.5 million yen (approximately US$27,000), through the Japanese Red Cross Society. Bridgestone Americas, through the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, will donate 2.25 million yen (US$25,000) to the relief efforts through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
Bridgestone Costa Rica, a national subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, will lead the relief support in Latin America, pledging 2.25 million yen (US$25,000) to Habitat for Humanity International. Bridgestone Costa Rica has also launched a campaign with the goal of raising additional funds from its employees to match that company’s contribution, all of which funds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity International’s Latin American and Caribbean office to help build transitional shelters for those displaced by the earthquake.
The Bridgestone Group also expresses its condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy, and wishes the nation of Haiti a quick recovery.