Disaster Relief in Haiti
Bristol-Myers Squibb's Support for Haiti Disaster Relief Surpasses $7 Million
To date, Bristol-Myers Squibb, its employees and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have donated more than $7 million in cash and products to assist survivors of the catastrophic earthquake that rocked Haiti on January 12.
The company is donating nearly $6.5 million in medicines, including antibiotics and analgesics. The products are being shipped to the Catholic Medical Mission Board, Health Partners International of Canada and Project Hope -- three relief organizations on the ground in Haiti caring for the sick and injured.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has committed more than $600,000 to date, including cash donations to the American Red Cross, the Catholic Medical Mission Board and Partners In Health, and matching donations for contributions from employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Every effort counts. Carlynn Cadet, a Cardiovascular/Metabolics specialty representative based in New York, perhaps sums it up best: “My family lives in Haiti very close to where this disaster struck and so this contribution from Bristol-Myers Squibb touches my heart."