In response to the typhoon that claimed tens of thousands of lives in the Philippines, Emerson has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
“The Philippines is home to thousands of Emerson employees, and our thoughts are with their fellow citizens affected by Typhoon Haiyan,” said Patrick J. Sly, Emerson Executive Vice President. “We commend the Red Cross for their commitment to the recovery and support their efforts.”
"This generous donation from Emerson will bring lifesaving aid to the Philippine victims of Typhoon Haiyan," said Cindy Erickson, Regional American Red Cross CEO. "Emerson is an important Red Cross partner during a crisis. The company’s generous giving has brought aid and comfort to countless who suffer in the wake of a disaster.”
So far, the American Red Cross has committed a total of $11 million to the response for Typhoon Haiyan. These funds will be used to distribute relief items, repair and rebuild shelters, provide healthcare and ensure access to clean water and sanitation systems. The American Red Cross expects to make additional financial commitments as more donations like the one from Emerson are pledged.
The American Red Cross is helping reconnect families separated by this typhoon. The Red Cross has activated family tracing services. Those looking for a missing family member in the Philippines should be aware that phones lines are down. The Red Cross urges family members to continue trying; services are being reconnected. If family members are still unable to reach loved ones, call the St. Louis office of the American Red Cross, 314-516-2800, to initiate a family tracing case.
Those wishing to donate to the American Red Cross to support the response for this typhoon can go to redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). People can also mail donations to 10195 Corporate Square Drive, 63132.