The Prudential Foundation contributes an additional $500,000 to assist in relief efforts.
The death toll from the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12 has reached more than 200,000 people, another 300,000 people were injured, and those left homeless number more than a million.
Prudential wasted no time in responding to the disaster. Just days after the earthquake struck, The Prudential Foundation made a $150,000 donation to UNICEF, the American Red Cross and Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti Earthquake Fund. Now it has made an additional $500,000 contribution toward relief efforts. In addition, the company opened its Prudential CARES Disaster Relief Fund to provide an avenue for our employees to make donations and ensure those funds get to where they're needed most. All donations to the fund by March 15, 2010, will be matched by The Prudential Foundation.
"Prudential is proud to join global efforts to help alleviate the suffering caused by this catastrophic earthquake in Haiti," says Prudential Chairman and CEO John Strangfeld. "This continues our long history of helping families and communities in need."
Prudential continues to monitor developments in Haiti to decide what additional contributions may be appropriate to help provide relief.