On Tuesday, January 12, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, followed by at least five powerful aftershocks. The massive destruction left in the wake of the quake is devastating and our hearts reach out to all those families affected.
The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation is working to respond to requests for assistance for Haiti. In disasters such as this, the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Product Donation Program provides medical donations through our established donation partners, AmeriCares, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Direct Relief International and MAP International.
We have chosen to partner with each of these organizations because they are experts in providing disaster response, and many already have response teams assessing and responding to this catastrophe. We encourage you to visit these sites for additional information on how you can help the individuals and families affected by this terrible tragedy.
In addition to our medical donations, our partners are currently assessing the actual needs on the ground so that we can explore more ways in which our employees and our company can contribute to the disaster relief effort in Haiti.
Catholic Medical Mission Board: http://www.cmmb.org/
Direct Relief International: http://www.directrelief.org/EmergencyResponse/2010/EarthquakeHaiti.aspx
MAP International: http://www.map.org