Peaks of Interest

October 1, 2005

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-10-01-2005, Volume 23, Issue 10
Pages: 1070

Hitachi aids victims of Hurricane Katrina with donation

Hitachi, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) and the Hitachi Foundation (Washington, DC) pledged a total of $1 million in support to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina.

"The devastation along the gulf coast of the United States is yet another stark reminder that we are part of a global community. We at Hitachi respond in times of need," said Hiroaki Nakanishi, Hitachi's North America chief executive. In addition, employees at Hitachi Group companies are also raising funds for this cause.

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Honeywell helps employees and communities affected by Katrina

Honeywell (Morris Township, New Jersey) recently announced that it will donate up to $500,000 to help hurricane victims.

Honeywell will contribute $100,000 to the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund and then will match all employee donations. The fund first will target local Honeywell employees and then support local fire and emergency squads.

The company also will underwrite the costs of specific rebuilding projects in affected communities.

Agilent supports Red Cross; New Orleans office closed indefinitely

The Agilent Technologies Foundation (Washington, DC) donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross immediately following Hurricane Katrina. In addition, the foundation will match employee contributions, with an additional donation of up to $50,000 to the American Red Cross for a total of $100,000.

Grace donates to American Red Cross for hurricane victims

W.R. Grace & Co. (Columbia, Maryland) donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

"The Grace family has been fortunate but many were not and our hope is that this donation will assist those who have suffered such enormous losses," said Fred Festa, president and CEO of Grace. "Our prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by the hurricane's devastation."

PerkinElmer provides funds for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts

PerkinElmer (Shelton, Connecticut) recently announced it would provide $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The company also will match employee donations up to $50,000.

"The employees of PerkinElmer express their deepest sympathy and condolences to all those affected by the hurricane that struck the Gulf Coast area of the United States," said Gregory L. Summe, chairman and CEO of PerkinElmer.

Phenomenex helps support Covenant House New Orleans

Phenomenex, Inc. (Torrance, California) has donated a monetary contribution to Covenant House New Orleans for immediate needs. The company will send five or six employees for a week to restore the damaged Covenant House building when this is feasible. The company will collect donations and host company-wide fundraisers.

Covenant House provides services to homeless youth, including health care, education, and drug abuse treatment.