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Area Businesses Lead the Charge in Haitian Relief

Companies large and small, representing industries throughout our region, have taken action to support their neighbors in Haiti by donating more than $1.2 million to the American Red Cross International Response Fund and Haiti earthquake. They are encouraging their customers and employees to follow suit.

Thanks to the help of these caring companies, relief materials are being delivered to Haiti. Red Cross workers from around the world, as well as volunteers based in Haiti, are addressing urgent needs and mobilizing a massive response operation in the region. The Red Cross is providing a wide range of help and support in the form of food, water, relief supplies, field hospitals, emotional support, sanitation facilities and family linking services for the people of Haiti.

An additional 50 plus small businesses, area churches, schools and civic organizations have also taken up collections in support of Red Cross Haiti emergency relief and recovery efforts. A partial list of corporations who have donated to the Red Cross Haiti relief efforts follows. Some of these companies are local branches of their national organization:

Capital Funding

CareFirst

Constellation Energy Group

Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson

M&T Bank

McCormick & Co.

Mirmiran Foundation

Northeast Foods

RBC Wealth Management

Rosedale Federal

SunTrust

Under Armour

Wegman’s

WMAR

W.R. Grace

Many of these businesses also support local Red Cross efforts. In January the Red Cross of Central Maryland responded to 53 disasters in our region and provided food, shelter and other relief to 75 local families. Disasters in Central Maryland are usually home fires but the Red Cross also supports residents after tornadoes, hurricanes and floods like the one that devastated neighborhoods in Dundalk last fall.

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides lifesaving blood to area hospitals; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross-cmd.org or Twitter us at www.twitter.com/RedCrosslMD.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.