Kimberly-Clark Corporation Commits $1 Million for American Red Cross Disaster Relief
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has declared its commitment to help the American Red Cross fulfill basic human needs during times of disaster by becoming a member of the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). Pledging to donate $1 million payable over five years, Kimberly-Clark will donate annual sums of $100,000 for the Disaster Relief Fund, $50,000 for the International Relief Fund and on a more local level, $50,000 for the Dallas Red Cross Chapter.
ADGP members pledge donations on an on-going basis in expectation of major disasters to help the American Red Cross identify and fund programs that better prepare communities and families for disasters. Additionally, this dedicated group of ADGP donors helps make it possible for the Red Cross to provide food, shelter, and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year and ensures the American Red Cross has a stable base of funding to fulfill its mission.
“Communities often think of the Red Cross after a disaster has already affected thousands of lives. ADGP members are truly unique because they ensure the Red Cross has the resources to respond before a disaster strikes,” said Kathleen Loehr, Interim Senior Vice President of Development at the American Red Cross.
Although Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a new member of ADGP, they have been a Red Cross partner in disaster relief for a number of years. Historically, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and its employees have actively supported the American Red Cross in its efforts to assist those impacted by disasters nationwide through volunteerism and financial and product contributions.
“Supporting the needs of families around the world by helping communities prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters is at the heart of our partnership with the American Red Cross,” said Carolyn Mentesana, Vice President, Kimberly-Clark Foundation. “All of us at Kimberly-Clark hope this gift will enable the American Red Cross to sustain and create initiatives that will help prepare and provide the immediate needs of those who suffer as a result of natural and manmade disasters.”
Members of the Annual Disaster Giving Program include:
American Express Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
JCPenney Company Fund
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc.
Merck & Co, Inc.
Nestle Waters North America
Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society
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