Bridgestone tyres have made a large donation to help boost relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake nine days ago.
The Tokyo-based tyres manufacturer Bridgestone Corporation will join two of its subsidiaries, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) and Bridgestone de Costa Rica, S.A. (BSCR) in donating around £46,000 to the relief.
Bridgestone will donate £16,500 through the Japanese Red Cross Society. BSAM, through the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, will add a further £15,250 to the relief efforts through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
BSCR, a subsidiary of BSAM in Costa Rica, will lead the relief support in Latin America, pledging around £15,250 to Habitat for Humanity International, while the workforce have launched a campaign to match this amount with further fundraising efforts.
It is hoped the money will go towards providing shelters for the victims who have been made homeless by the earthquake.
In a statement the company said: “The Bridgestone Group would like to express their condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy, and wish the nation of Haiti a quick recovery.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office