McDonald's Makes Donation to Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts
OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/02/12 -- McDonald's Corporation
(NYSE: MCD) today announced it will contribute to Hurricane Sandy
disaster relief efforts with a donation of $500,000 to the American
"Our hearts go out to everyone in the East Coast community, including
our employees, customers and suppliers, who have been impacted by
this devastation," said Don Thompson, McDonald's Chief Executive
Officer. "We are part of the fabric of these communities and
committed to doing what we can to help those so affected by this
To augment this donation, McDonald's also is providing housing
alternatives, transportation support and other assistance to help
affected McDonald's staff and restaurant employees.
As of this date, the vast majority of the several thousand McDonald's
restaurants on the East Coast are open; approximately 230 remain
closed due to weather damage, power and transportation needs for
employees. McDonald's is collaborating with its suppliers to move
resources where needed to support restaurants as they reopen.
Additionally, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. has made a
$25,000 grant to the American Red Cross to assist in their Hurricane
Sandy relief efforts.
McDonald's is the world's leading global
foodservice retailer with more than 33,500 locations serving
approximately 69 million customers in 119 countries each day. More
than 80 percent of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and
operated by independent local men and women. To learn more about the
company, please visit www.aboutmcdonalds.com and follow us on
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