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GSK Responds to Hurricane Sandy Relief Needs
Issued: Friday 09 November 2012, Philadelphia
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 â€“ specifically Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic â€“ 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.
â€śOur hearts go out to those who have experienced loss due to the storm,â€ť said Deirdre Connelly, President, North America Pharmaceuticals. â€śWe hope our support will help relief workers respond to their most pressing needs.â€ť
GSK is working to support directly its US employees who have been seriously affected by the storm.
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