Canon Group Donates $220,000 to Haiti Relief Efforts
LAKE SUCCESS, NY—January 15, 2010—The Canon Group, including Canon Inc., Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Canon Latin America, Inc., today announced that they have pledged approximately $220,000 (20 million yen) to the Haiti relief and recovery efforts, following the devastating earthquake that struck the region, causing extensive destruction and loss of life.
The Canon Group is contributing to the relief efforts for victims of the earthquake through donations to Red Cross Organizations which will help to provide the people of Haiti with necessary supplies and services including food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support.
"The Canon Group would like to express its condolences to the people of Haiti and our thoughts go out to all of the people that have been affected by this inconceivable natural disaster," said Joe Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "A tragedy of this magnitude requires support from the global community and it is our hope that our contribution, along with all of the aid coming in from around the world, will help the people of Haiti begin the rebuilding and healing process."
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