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Through financial resources, matching programs, employee donations, employee volunteers and other resources, Panasonic makes great efforts to aid recovery efforts in communities devastated by natural and other disasters. Details of our recent support are as follows:
Support for the Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake
The Panasonic Group made monetary donations of some 3.7 million yen to support the areas affected by the massive earthquake that hit the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, 2011 and the resultant tsunami. Panasonic Group employees around the world also participated in a group-wide fund-raising effort and donated about 3.2 billion yen.
In addition to these monetary donations, Panasonic made in-kind donations in an effort to aid victims and support organizations and groups involved in the recovery of the disaster-stricken areas. These included 580,000 dry batteries, 50,000 flashlights, 10,000 pocket-sized radios, 4,000 solar lanterns, and a Life Innovation Container, plus TVs, microwave ovens, and the rental of 754 Toughbook mobile computers to NPOs. (As of December 2011)
Furthermore, more than 200 employees participated in relief activities in the afflicted areas on a voluntary basis and took part in school support activities such as helping 15 schools host their athletic meets.
Support for Earthquake Victims in New Zealand
The Panasonic Group donated a total of five million yen to assist victims and support the recovery of areas affected by the earthquake that struck Christchurch in February 2011.
Panasonic Donates for Flood Victims in Pakistan
Panasonic Corporation announced today the company will donate three million yen to aid victims and support the recovery of areas affected by the massive floods that struck the northwestern part of Pakistan from late July to early August.
Panasonic and its employees express deep condolences for victims of the floods and sincerely hope for swift recovery of the people and areas in Pakistan affected by the disaster.(August 6, 2010)
Panasonic Donates for Landslide Victims in China
Panasonic Corporation announced today the company will donate RMB one million (approximately 13 million yen) to aid victims and support the recovery of areas affected by the landslides that struck Gansu Province in the northwestern part of China on 7 and 8 August.
Panasonic and its employees express deep condolences for victims of the landslides and sincerely hope for swift recovery of the people and areas in China affected by the disaster.(August 17, 2010)
Panasonic announced the company will donate a total of RMB 1 million (approximately 14 million yen) to aid victims and support the recovery of areas affected by the strong earthquake that struck Qinghai province in western China on April 14th.
Panasonic and its employees express deep condolences for victims of the earthquake and sincerely hope for swift recovery of the people and areas in Qinghai province affected by the disaster.
Panasonic has made a total charitable donation of 10 million yen, five million yen each to the Japanese Red Cross Society and to Japan Platform, to help with the recovery efforts being made in the wake of the major earthquake that struck the Republic of Haiti on January 12 (local time).
The Panasonic Latin America Group has also provided three million yen worth of additional support in the form of equipment such as dry batteries and flashlights.
Meanwhile, Panasonic Corporation of North America has collected a total of US$60,000 worth of donation including 10 Tough book laptops from employees and company to be given to the American red cross.
(The donation amount as of Feb 17,2010)
Also Panasonic Europe Ltd. has collected a total of Euro 20,000 worth of donations from employees and 110,000dry battery and 2,400 flashlight from company to be given to Red Cross/UNICEF of each country.
Our company wishes to express its deepest regret and sympathies to those affected by this terrible disaster, and to offer our sincerest hopes that the Republic of Haiti will recover from the tragedy as quickly as possible.
Panasonic Provides Aids to Disaster-Hit Indonesia, Philippines and Samoa
Japan - Panasonic Corporation announced its donations to aid victims and support the recovery of the areas in Southeast Asia and the Pacific that were affected by the recent spate of natural disasters.
Panasonic will donate, including monetary and in-kind donations, a total of 10 million yen for victims of the Sumatra earthquake, five million yen for typhoon victims in the Philippines and two million yen for earthquake victims of Samoa.
Panasonic and its employees offer their condolences to the victims and their families and sincerely hope for swift recovery of the people and areas affected by the disasters.(Oct 6, 2009)
The 2009 Costa Rica earthquake took tens of lives and destroyed many homes. Panasonic Centroamericana sympathized with the victims of this tragedy by collecting groceries for families and donating $2,250. This amount was doubled by the Banco de Costa Rica.
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