The American Red Cross recently prepped five disaster relief specialists for a stint in the Philippines. The team lands in Cebu this weekend and joins existing Red Cross efforts to provide relief to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
CORPORATIONS HELP The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies like this happen with the help of corporations who are members of the organization’s Annual Disaster Giving (ADGP) and Disaster Responder programs. Program members pledge donations on an ongoing basis to allow the Red Cross to pre-position supplies and be ready to take immediate action when disasters occur.
Current ADGP members are:
3M; Altria Group; American Express; Aon; AT&T; Bank of America; BNY Mellon; Caterpillar Inc.; CHS Foundation; Cisco Foundation; Citi Foundation; The Clorox Company; Community Safety Foundation, funded by CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer; ConAgra Foods Foundation; Costco Wholesale Corporation; Darden Restaurants Foundation; Dell Inc.; Discover; Disney; Dr Pepper Snapple Group; Edison International; FedEx Corporation; GE Foundation; H-E-B; Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation; The Home Depot Foundation; Humble Bundle; jcpenney; John Deere Foundation; Johnson Controls; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Kraft Foods Group; Lowe's Companies, Inc.; Medtronic; Meijer; Merck & Co., Inc.; Mondelēz International; National Grid; Nationwide Insurance Foundation; Northrop Grumman Corporation; PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Southwest Airlines; Sprint; State Farm; State Street; Target; Texas Instruments; TD Ameritrade; The TJX Companies, Inc.; University of Phoenix; UPS; US Airways; VSP℠ Vision care for life; Walmart; WellPoint Foundation; and Wells Fargo.
Disaster Responder members include:
Alcoa Foundation and Alcoa Fastening Systems; AstraZeneca; AXA Foundation; Delta Air Lines; Farmers Insurance; Ford Motor Company; General Motors Foundation; H&M; H&R Block; Ingersoll Rand Foundation; Marsh & McLennan Companies; Morgan Stanley; New Balance Foundation; Northwestern Mutual and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation; Procter & Gamble Company; PuroClean; Residence Inn by Marriott; Ryder Charitable Foundation; Starbucks Coffee Company and Starbucks Foundation; Sunoco; Tyson Foods, Inc.; UBS Americas; United Technologies Corporation; US Bank; Wawa; and Western Union Foundation.