Joining in the Relief Effort in Japan
Save the Children is helping the estimated 100,000 displaced children in Japan with psycho-social support and placement services.
At Bristol-Myers Squibb, our thoughts are with those affected by the tragedy in Japan. We have confirmed that our colleagues in the region are safe and our operations have resumed. To assist in the relief efforts, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
is making a $500,000 (U.S.) direct contribution to Save the Children
, an organization that has been working in Japan for more than 25 years.
With an estimated 100,000 children displaced due to the earthquake and tsunami, Save the Children is helping with psycho-social support and placement services to the children and families, and it is creating child-friendly places in many of the shelters around the impacted areas.
In addition, Bristol-Myers Squibb employees worldwide are making donations to the relief effort in Japan. The Foundation is matching U.S. employee donations to eligible relief organizations. For employees outside the U.S., the Foundation will match donations to charities supporting the Japan relief effort with a lump sum contribution to Save the Children.