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BMS Disaster Relief in Haiti
Bristol-Myers Squibb supporting efforts to help survivors
Bristol-Myers Squibb is joining the world community in providing immediate help for survivors of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. The company has already shipped a large donation of antibiotics through Project Hope, an organization providing direct relief to disaster v ictims. In addition, Bristol-Myers Squibb France is sending medicine to help the injured through Tulipe, an organization that facilitates pharmaceutical company donations to provide an emergency response to people in distress as a result of acute health crises, natural disasters or conflicts.
In addition to the medicines the company has shipped or is sending to help the injured, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will donate a total of $200,000 to three organizations providing disaster relief. The organizations are:
- The Catholic Medical Mission Board, which has been working in Haiti since 1912 to provide medicines and much needed supplies and support;
- The American Red Cross, which is giving $10 million to support a number of relief efforts in the country, many already under way; and
- Partners in Health, which has been working in Haiti since 1987 to address health care needs.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will match two-for-one contributions made by employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to the following organizations assisting disaster relief efforts in Haiti:
American Red Cross
Catholic Medical Mission Board
Direct Relief International
Doctors Without Borders
Partners in Health
Project Hope
Save the Children
Bristol-Myers Squibb will continue to monitor the situation with its relief partners.
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