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InvisibleSoopaX
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Those Evil Corporations OR Charity without force won't work!
    #3573491 - 01/03/05 12:43 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Here is the most comprehensive list of US / European companies that are donating money, time, personel, technology and goods to the tsunami relief.

http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/30/news/fortune500/firms_tsunami/index.htm
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U.S. firms helping tsunami victims

Major companies -- including Pfizer and Exxon Mobil -- donate millions of dollars to relief efforts.
December 30, 2004: 2:48 PM EST



NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - U.S. corporations are contributing millions of dollars in relief aid to tsunami-hit Asia. The following is a list of those that have taken steps to provide aid to the victims who are in need of funds, food and medicine following this weekend's disaster:

Abbott Laboratories -- The company said it will donate $4 million in funds, prescription medicines and nutritionals to assist in relief efforts.

American Express -- The financial services firm said it will donate $1 million. The funds will support the relief efforts of Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations in the affected countries. In addition, the American Express Foundation will match employee donations for relief efforts.

Anheuser-Busch -- The beer company said it is contacting the International Red Cross to offer support. It said it did the same for the hurricane victims recently in the United States.

Alcoa -- The company said it has made grants to the Red Cross and individual regions of the company all over the world have made contributions to the Red Cross as well as other organizations helping with the relief efforts. Alcoa does not have numbers yet in terms of contributions.

Amazon.com -- The online auction giant said it has set up a box on its home page to facilitate donations to the Red Cross. The donations will go entirely to tsunami relief efforts.

Bank One -- The company said it is donating a grant of $1 million dollars to relief efforts. In addition, Bank One is also going to match employee contributions dollar for dollar up to $2 million dollars.

BP-- The company has committed a million dollars to the International Red Cross and is looking at various themes for staff fundraising which would be matched by the corporation as well.

Bristol-Myers Squibb -- The drugmaker has donated $1 million in cash to the Red Cross relief efforts. In addition, the company is shipping medicines, including antibiotics that can treat up to 75,000 people, to the region. The company told CNN that it is willing and able to increase its donations or do more depending on what it hears back from the relief agencies we are working with and will respond as needed. Employee contributions will also be matched by the company dollar for dollar.

Cisco Systems -- The company and its employees are donating in excess of $2.5 million for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts. The donation is comprised of $1 million contributed by the company, as well a minimum of $1 million from the Cisco Foundation to match employee donations. Cisco employees and executives have donated over $460,000, and the company expects this figure to reach $1 million which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Cisco Foundation. The donation will be focused on immediate humanitarian relief efforts to assist local victims of the disaster. Cisco is working in concert with nongovernmental associations including the Red Cross and government agencies to determine the best allocations for the donations.

Citigroup -- The banking giant said it will provide $3 million. In addition, the Citigroup Foundation will match employee donations to legitimate non-profit or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in support of the South Asia tsunami relief efforts with a corresponding contribution to the Red Cross.

ChevronTexaco -- The oil company said it offered "thoughts and condolences" to the victims and pledged financial aid to the relief efforts.

Coca-Cola -- The beverage giant said its local operations have been coordinating with emergency relief teams, local and international aid agencies including the Red Cross, governmental authorities and NGOs to provide bottled drinking water, basic foodstuffs, medical supplies, survival kits, transportation and distribution assistance as well as financial support and donations of clothes and tents.

eBay -- The auction giant said it is soliciting donations on its homepage.

Exxon-Mobil -- The oil company said it and its employees are contributing $5 million to assist the relief efforts. The Company will also match employee and retiree contributions around the world.

FedEx -- The shipping company said it will be shipping 200,000 pounds of medical supplies to the affected areas. We are doing this for six relief agencies: Direct Relief, Heart- to- Heart, American Red Cross, International Aid, Uplift International, Convoy of Hope

First Data Western Union -- The company said it will make a $1 million donation to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to aid tsunami victims.

General Electric -- The company has made an initial donation of $1 million to the Red Cross and $100,000 to UNICEF. The company is also matching cash donations by its employees. The company said it is also working with local officials, because it has GE offices and employees in the affected areas.

Intel -- The chipmaker has committed $100,000 in aid. The company said its offices throughout Asia are raising money for victims, and those additional funds will be matched by the Intel Foundation -- dollar for dollar.

Johnson & Johnson -- The consumer products maker is making an initial cash contribution of $2 million. In addition, the company is working with the American Red Cross and will match employee donations to that organization.

Kaiser Permanente -- The Oakland, California-based hospital operator said it has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with the international relief efforts and offers to send physicians to the relief effort.

Merck -- The drugmaker is marking an initial donation of $250,000 to the Red Cross. We are also going to be providing a substantial amount of our medicine but we have not determined what medicines we will be donating. We are working with local agencies to find out what the appropriate drugs are so we can send them to the people who need them the most. We are also asking employees for donations and Merck will match those donations dollar for dollar.

Merrill Lynch -- The brokerage firm said it is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross and its sister organizations, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Locally, Merrill Lynch offices have been quick to mobilize regional responses.

Pfizer -- The world's largest drugmaker said it will donate $10 million to local and international relief organizations, including the American Red Cross/Intl. Red Cross, Intl. Rescue Committee, Catholic Relief Services, CARE, UNICEF, and Save the Children. The company will also contribute approximately $25 million worth of the company's healthcare products, including anti-infective products Zithromax, Zyvox and Diflucan. The company also has a program that will match Pfizer employee donations to non-profit organizations in assisting the relief effort.

Sears -- The retail operator said it is exploring the most effective means of providing assistance. Its subsidiary company, Lands Ends, has donated $200,000 worth of merchandise to International Aid.

Starbucks -- The world's largest coffee chain said it has made an initial contribution of $100,000 to two international relief organizations -- CARE and Oxfam UK. In addition to the immediate cash donation to these relief agencies, during January 2005 Starbucks will also donate $2 for every pound of Sumatra, Decaf Sumatra and Aged Sumatra whole bean coffee purchased in its company-operated stores in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.

Disney Co. -- The media powerhouse said it will definitly make a donation to the Red Cross and possibly other aid agencies. But due to the holidays its taking longer than usual to round up the executives to make a final decision. The company has a philathropy division which has funds ready for emergency aid situations like this.

Wells Fargo & Co. -- The financial services firm said it will contribute $100,000 to help the victims. The contribution will be to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to provide food, shelter and other emergency needs.





Some of you raving maniacs, or those that observe the ravers, will notice that some companies that are on here are in the collective of evil companies. Pharmacy companies, as we were told by Annapurna and others, exist solely to make profit and don't care about the rest of the world, yet we see them donating their products and millions of dollars. Banks that make their profit from usury of the working man and enjoy hoarding their profits are donating huge sums of money for this relief. Gasoline companies that delight in seeing baby seals coated in oil are among the biggest givers.

I'm wondering what Annapurna has to say about this. Also, what someone like Alex would say about corporations not giving money to charities unless forced to do so by the government.

Edit- Postscripture

http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/30/news/fortune500/corporate_aid/
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NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Corporations reached out to help the victims of Sunday's earthquake-triggered tsunamis in southern Asia.
Amazon.com (up $0.21 to $45.18, Research) posted links on Web sites to the International Federation of the Red Cross immediately after the underwater earthquake off the Indonesian coast triggered tsunamis that will claim well over 120,000 lives and has raised more than $3.8 million in disaster relief aid.

According to the site, 60,000 online donations totaling $3.5 million had been collected by Wednesday evening and contributions topped $3.8 million by Thursday.

EBay (up $0.09 to $117.86, Research) users can give to eight aid organizations through the Web site. Sellers on eBay can also sell items through the company's eBay "giving works" program and donate 10 to 100 percent of the proceeds to one of the eight charities.

Microsoft (up $0.08 to $26.84, Research) founder Bill Gates is giving money through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, pledging an initial $3 million to nongovernmental organizations.

Starbucks (down $0.07 to $62.57, Research) has made an initial contribution of $100,000 to international relief organizations CARE and Oxfam UK.

The coffee chain will also donate $2 for every pound of Sumatra, Decaf Sumatra and Aged Sumatra whole bean coffee purchased in January at its stores in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.

More companies will be asked to give, said USAID Director Andrew Natsios at a State Department briefing Wednesday.

"We started a thing called the Global Developmental Alliance -- Secretary [of State Colin] Powell announced it in 2001," Natsios added, "and we now have 200 alliances between AID [Agency for International Development], foundations in the U.S. and nontraditional corporate donors who want to give their corporate money."

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. (down $0.01 to $27.00, Research) said it will give $10 million to local and international relief organizations as well as $25 million worth of healthcare products, including anti-infective products Zithromax, Zyvox and Diflucan and will match contributions by its employees.

"In addition to our financial contribution and product donations, we are ensuring that Pfizer colleagues with the needed medical and technical skills are available to assist with the relief effort," said Hank McKinnell, Pfizer chairman and chief executive officer.

Supply support
In addition to direct contributions to relief organizations, other companies are giving much-needed supplies and technical support as millions around the Indian Ocean scramble for food and clean water.

Aftershocks are still rattling devastated areas and the World Health Organization says disease could kill as many people as the tsunamis themselves.

Coca-Cola (up $0.15 to $41.80, Research) said it is coordinating with governmental and nongovernmental agencies to provide bottled drinking water, basic foodstuffs, medical supplies, survival kits, transportation and distribution assistance, along with money, clothes and tents.

PepsiCo, Inc. (up $0.24 to $52.49, Research) is providing water and soft drinks as well as donating $1 million in financial assistance.

Johnson & Johnson (down $0.12 to $63.43, Research) is sending six, 10-foot-by-10-foot shipping containers of first aid equipment, medicine and other medical supplies, while Sears (up $0.18 to $51.55, Research) subsidiary Lands' End is donating $200,000 worth of merchandise.

"Entire villages have been washed away. This isn't just a situation of giving out food and water. Entire towns and villages need to be rebuilt from the ground up," Rod Volway, program manager for CARE, Canada's Emergency Response Team, told Reuters.

AmeriCares, which is providing pharmaceutical and medical supplies, has received donations from firms including Abbott Labs (down $0.18 to $46.74, Research), Baxter (down $0.06 to $34.53, Research), Hospira (down $0.04 to $33.51, Research), Glaxo Smith-Kline (down $0.54 to $46.89, Research), Proctor & Gamble (down $0.28 to $55.17, Research), Purdue Pharmaceutical, Tyco (down $0.31 to $35.65, Research) and the Altria Group (up $0.26 to $61.39, Research), which donated $150,000 to underwrite the airlifting of supplies from Amsterdam to Sri Lanka.

Cisco Systems (up $0.03 to $19.45, Research), which is giving directly through NetHope consortium, an organization co-founded by Cisco Fellows and several nongovernmental organizations, is providing short-term communications links in areas where communications infrastructure was damaged or destroyed. Motorola (up $0.01 to $17.18, Research) is also relieving support communication needs in the region.

Hospital operator Kaiser Permanente has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross and will send physicians to the relief effort, and some oil companies are reportedly supplying free fuel for rescue transportation.

Altria Group, Inc. (up $0.26 to $61.39, Research) is underwriting AmeriCares' first emergency airlift into Sri Lanka with a $150,000 contribution.

Northwest Airlines Corp. (down $0.03 to $11.00, Research) is also teaming up with AmeriCares to transport relief supplies to southern Asia. NWA Cargo, the cargo subsidiary of Northwest Airlines, has offered to carry up to 200 tons of supplies.

Thailand's gas company, PTT Public Company Ltd., is donating $1.3 million in cash assistance and about $100,000 in food, fuel and employee contributions, and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways is giving supplies and other aid.

Matching funds
Companies including Intel (up $0.15 to $23.40, Research), which is giving $100,000 in aid, Cisco Systems and Time Warner have also set up employee matching programs.

Time Warner (up $0.07 to $19.48, Research), the parent company of CNN/Money, is giving $100,000 each to the American Red Cross International Response Fund and UNICEF South Asia Tsunami Relief Fund. The media conglomerate will also match up to $1,000 per employee up to $500,000 for donations to relief groups.

The company's AOL unit has pledged $200,000 to the Red Cross and will match the first $50,000 of employee donations to relief organizations.

BP gave $1 million to the Red Cross and is considering a matching fund program for employees.

The Walt Disney Company (up $0.03 to $27.91, Research) has set up a fund with the International Red Cross with an initial donation of $1 million dollars. On top of the corporate donation, Disney employees will also be able to contribute to the fund.

Anheuser-Busch (down $0.01 to $50.86, Research) said it has contacted the International Federation of the Red Cross to offer aid.

Other companies and their assistance plans are as follows:

-- American Express Company (up $0.16 to $56.33, Research): $1 million to the Red Cross and a matching program for employees.

-- Bank One: $1 million to the Red Cross and a matching program for employees.

-- Bristol-Myers Squibb (down $0.04 to $25.61, Research): $1 million to the Red Cross, shipping medicines including antibiotics and a matching program for employees.

-- Citigroup Inc. (up $0.04 to $48.07, Research): $3 million in support of disaster relief efforts and a matching program for employees.

-- Exxon-Mobil (up $0.21 to $51.24, Research): $5 million to assist relief efforts, affiliates in the region have donated planes and medical supplies and a matching program for employees.

-- FedEx Corp. (down $0.22 to $98.73, Research): shipping 200,000 pounds of medical supplies.

-- First Data Western Union: $1 million donation to Red Cross and International Red Crescent Societies. Company says it's the largest donation by the company since it began in 2000.

-- General Electric (up $0.14 to $36.74, Research): $1 million to the Red Cross, $100,000 to UNICEF and a matching program for employees.

-- Hitachi Ltd. (up $0.28 to $69.23, Research): $200,000 in cash; discussing plans to give more.

-- Home Depot, Inc. (down $0.17 to $42.75, Research): $500,000 to the Red Cross and a matching program for employees.

-- McKesson Corp. (down $0.25 to $31.37, Research): matching employee contributions.

-- Merck (up $0.08 to $32.30, Research): $250,000 to the Red Cross, shipping medicines and a matching program for employees.

-- Merrill Lynch (down $0.24 to $59.76, Research): $1 million to the Red Cross and its sister organizations.

-- Verizon Communications Inc. (down $0.03 to $40.75, Research): $100,000 and matching employee contributions 2 to 1 for contributions made to UNICEF or the Red Cross.

-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (down $0.13 to $52.93, Research): $2 million donation to the Red Cross




Walmart! The evil of evil!



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Re: Those Evil Corporations OR Charity without force won't work! [Re: SoopaX]
    #3573536 - 01/03/05 12:56 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I believe these companies contribute soley for profit. The believe that by spending a certain amount on charity they will mantain or receive new customers.

Many customers may choose to shop elsewhere if they find out Walmart didn't contribute anything while raping their employees. However the same customer may talk about Walmart's contribution to friends or at least remain a customer if they find out Walmart gave $2 million.


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Re: Those Evil Corporations OR Charity without force won't work! [Re: cb9fl]
    #3573567 - 01/03/05 01:03 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

So? If I give solely to "Feel good" can my giving be seen as self centered? If these people get an early warning system and medicines to prevent the impending outbreaks of disease, are they going to care as to the reason? Companies are tossing out money and matching contributions and some shroomerite, more by morning i'm sure, will be showing us how evil that is. You don't see many lists of companies that aren't giving, and I don't see K-marts profits plummeting any more than they have been.


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Re: Those Evil Corporations OR Charity without force won't work! [Re: SoopaX]
    #3575548 - 01/03/05 06:10 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Annapurna? No reply?


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Re: Those Evil Corporations OR Charity without force won't work! [Re: SoopaX]
    #3575549 - 01/03/05 06:10 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

exist solely to make profit and don't care about the rest of the world

To which I responded that their charitable donations are designed to make them profit. I believe that their donations are not given for altruistic reasons rather "They believe that by spending a certain amount on charity they will maintain or receive new customers."

I wasn't arguing "evil" or "good" only the true reason behind their donation.


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Re: Those Evil Corporations OR Charity without force won't work! [Re: cb9fl]
    #3575555 - 01/03/05 06:12 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Then why haven't they been donating before? Surely they could have donated a few million to some charity, hyped it through the media and government that they own and have reigned in the customers with that?


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Re: Those Evil Corporations OR Charity without force won't work! [Re: SoopaX]
    #3575643 - 01/03/05 06:31 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Come on... Alex... someone, give us your thoughts :smile:


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Re: Those Evil Corporations OR Charity without force won't work! [Re: SoopaX]
    #3575820 - 01/03/05 07:18 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Then why haven't they been donating before?

Show me evidence none of them have previously donated in times of crises.

If a corporation was donating little to none when there is no major catastrophe occurring I doubt most people would notice, hence no worthwhile increase in profit. However after something like the tsunami disaster relief becomes a more pertinent topic.


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