Water And Other Beverages Donated For Immediate On-The-Ground Relief
The Coca-Cola Foundation has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist with emergency relief efforts in Haiti following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the island nation Tuesday. In addition, our bottling partner in the Dominican Republic is providing on-the-ground relief with water and other Coca-Cola beverages.
The $1 million grant to the American Red Cross will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical and financial assistance, and other support to help those in need.
Coca-Cola has sold its products in Haiti since 1927. More than 800 people work for its bottling partner, Brasserie de la Couronne, on the island. The bottling plant received limited structural damage.
Since 1989, The Coca-Cola Foundation has donated more than $7 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts worldwide, including Hurricane Katrina, the Indonesian tsunami, and the Sichuan earthquake. Since its inception, The Coca-Cola Foundation has contributed more than $300 million to support sustainable community initiatives worldwide.