Here is information about Ohio companies and foundations that are providing support to Haiti, following the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake.
This post will be updated as information about additional support for Haiti from Ohio organizations is found. Last update: January 27, 2010. If you have information about Ohio donors supporting Haiti relief, please add a comment.
AK Steel, $100,000
Through its foundation, AK Steel has donated $100,000 to help support emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The company's donation was equally split between Doctors Without Borders and the American Red Cross. In addition, the company is encouraging employees to take advantage of the AK Steel Matching Gift Program if they choose to personally support the relief efforts in Haiti.
AcuTemp Thermal Systems and CSafe, LLC, donating equipment
AcuTemp Thermal Systems, a manufacturer of active and passive containers for transporting temperature sensitive pharmaceutical and bio-medical products; and CSafe, LLC, a provider of active container solutions for the temperature sensitive airfreight market, are offering relief agencies their temperature controlled containers for use in shipping and storing blood, vaccines and other critical temperature sensitive medical supplies for the Haitian relief effort.
CareSource Foundation, $10,000
CareSource Foundation has made an emergency grant of $10,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund for Haiti relief.
Cleveland Foundation, $25,000
Donated $25,000 to MedWish International for shipping donated medical and other supplies to Haiti.
Columbus Foundation, Haiti Disaster Relief Fund
The Haiti Disaster Relief Fund of The Columbus Foundation allows donors to designate their support to the American Red Cross, CARE, Oxfam, and/or the Salvation Army. These organizations were researched by the Foundation and are among the best positioned to provide immediate assistance. Grants will be distributed to the organizations on a weekly basis.
Eaton Corporation, $100,000
Eaton Corporation has pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund. This fund provides immediate and long-term relief through supplies and technical assistance. In addition, Eaton will match employees' donations to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund, which resources long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives and infrastructure.
E.W. Scripps Company, fundraising telethon
Through audience generosity, The E.W. Scripps Company's ABC and NBC stations raised a total of more than $1.1 million for Haiti relief through simultaneous live telethons on Tuesday evening, Jan. 19. Funds will support the areas that the American Red Cross has identified as Haitians' greatest needs: food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support.
FifthThird Bancorp, $100,000
Donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.
Fairmount Minerals, $15,000, employee matching gifts
Donated $10,000 to Save the Children and $5,000 to the Red Cross. Fairmount Minerals is also matching employee gifts 1:1 ( up to $1,000 per employee).
FirstEnergy Foundation, matching employee gifts
FirstEnergy Foundation [PDF] will match FirstEnergy employee contributions to relief efforts made through American Red Cross chapters in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey – the states where the company has operations.
Glory Foods, donating canned foods
Glory Foods, a provider of Southern-style, heat-and-serve products including canned vegetables, will donate more than 7,000 cans of its Sensibly Seasoned Black Bean product to Feed The Children for victims effected by Tuesday's earthquake near Haiti's capital, Port-Au-Prince.
HeaterMeals, donating food
HeaterMeals is donating 1.3 million meals to Haiti relief. Those ready-to-eat meals are part of a stored inventory kept at the HeaterMeals warehouse by the American Red Cross. The World Food Programme will handle the logistics of transporting those meals to Haiti. HeaterMeals is part of Innotech Products Ltd., inventors of the Flameless Ration Heater (FRH). Their self-heating technology has heated over 1.5 billion Meals Ready-To-Eat (MRE's) for the U.S. Armed Forces.
Kroger Foundation, $250,000
The Kroger Co. Foundation donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross for Haitian relief efforts. In addition, as of January 19, 2010, Kroger customers and associates have contributed more than $600,000 through local collection points. All funds collected are going directly to the Red Cross for its Haitian earthquake relief efforts.
Kucera International Inc., donating services
Kucera will provide aerial mapping of the davastation in Haiti, providing data for several organizations to aid in relief efforts, reconstruction, recovery, and to discover any additional activity at the fault. Kucera International Inc. provides comprehensive aerial mapping and related geomatic services including aerial photography and remote sensing, LiDAR, airborne control surveying, photogrammetric mapping, orthophotography, cadastral mapping and geographic information systems.
Limited Brands Foundation, $100,000
The Limited Brands Foundation is making a $100,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. Limited Brands Foundation is the charitable arm of Limited Brands, parent company of specialty retail brands including Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and La Senza.
Macy's Inc., $50,000
Macy’s, Inc. made a $50,000 donation to the International Response Fund of the American Red Cross. In addition, the Macy’s Foundation will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, associate contributions of $25 or more to any qualified U.S.-based organization (subject to an annual limit of $22,500 per person in matches).
MedWish International, donating equipment
MedWish International has made multiple shipments of donated medical supplies and other equipment to Haiti, including $800,000 in donated surgical sutures from Aesculap, Inc. In collaboration with Life for Relief and Development, some shipments will go to the Morningstar Academy in Port-au-Prince, currently in use as a school/church/clinic/makeshift hospital. Several large cash donations, $20,000 from Cleveland Browns player Joshua Cribbs, another $10,000 from the Browns players, and $10,000 from businessman Fred Baker, will be used to help transport supplies to Haiti.
Mothers' Milk Bank of Ohio, donating food
Mothers' Milk Bank shipped 500 ounces of frozen breast milk to Haiti for orphaned and ailing infants and small children. The milk, donated by some 240 mothers, will be housed on board the USNS Comfort, a floating hospital docked off the Haitian coast. USNS Comfort has the equipment on board for proper storage of the milk and the staff to feed the children.
Nationwide Insurance Foundation, $150,000
Nationwide Insurance Foundation announced a $150,000 donation to the Red Cross Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. Additionally, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation will match contributions of Nationwide employees of $25 or more to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund, which is providing assistance to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Gifts from Nationwide employees to the United Way will also be matched by the foundation.
P&G (Procter & Gamble), $650,000, donating equipment, matching employee gifts
As of January 19, Procter & Gamble has donated 6 million PUR water purifier packets being distributed by relief agencies including AmeriCares, CARE, Global Medic, PSI, Pure Compassion Ministries, Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision. To help with the deployment of PUR packets and general relief, the P&G Fund and Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund are providing cash donations totaling $400,000 to several disaster relief groups. Dr. Greg Allgood, Director of P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, will travel to Haiti to train additional field workers on the use of PUR. In addition, P&G employee and retiree contributions to a special P&G Haiti Relief fund will be matched up to $250,000. This brings P&G’s cash donations to the Haiti relief efforts to $650,000. P&G is also coordinating donations of hygiene and cleaning products.
Safelite Charitable Foundation, $25,000
Safelite Charitable Foundation donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross International response Fund and $5,000 to Hands Together, an organization operating a school and clinic in Port-au-Prince.
The Foundation Center has posted Focus on Haiti: Earthquake Relief and Recovery, containing news, resources, and information about grants awarded for Haiti relief. The grant information, nearly real-time, is continuously updated.