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
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