Now that several days have passed since the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan causing a catastrophic tsunami, the Japanese government and rescue organizations have a better idea of the level of devastation that the region is facing. Billions of dollars will be needed to recover from the disaster and corporations from a round the world are stepping in to do their part with millions in support already being pledged.

Here is a sampling of companies and their pledge amounts:

  • Goldman Sachs - $6.1 million
  • Dow Chemical Company – up to $6 million
  • General Electric - $5 million
  • Abbott Fund - $3 million
  • Aflac - $1.2 million
  • Bank of America - $1.2 million
  • Johnson Controls - $1 million
  • Google - $250,00
  • Kraft Foods - $200,000
  • CVS Caremark - $100,000 plus a match for employee donations
As uncertainty continues about the state of the troubled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plants, there is concern that the financial toll of the disaster could multiply. If you want to help but aren’t sure where to start, check out this article from MNN Blogger Andrew Schenkel, How to help Japan now.

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