GSK Responds to Hurricane Sandy Relief Needs
- $330,000 Donated for Community Relief
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has donated
$250,000 to the American National Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy
in the United States. The company also is contributing $80,000 through the
British Red Cross for relief efforts in the wider Caribbean region –
specifically Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic – where Sandy
initially made landfall. GSK is also matching dollar-for-dollar all employee
contributions to the Red Cross and other relief organizations in the US.
The company is currently working through the process for an additional
donation to support relief efforts in New Jersey.
"Our hearts go out to those who have experienced loss due to the storm," said
Deirdre Connelly, President, North America Pharmaceuticals. "We hope our
support will help relief workers respond to their most pressing needs."
GSK is working to support directly its US employees who have been seriously
affected by the storm.
GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and
healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by
enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For further
information go to us.gsk.com, follow us on twitter.com/GSKUS or visit our blog
Contact: GlaxoSmithKline: UK Media enquiries: David Daley, +44 (0) 20 8047
5502, London, or US Media Inquiries: Mary Anne Rhyne, +1-919-483-0492, North
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