May 10th, 2011
Disaster Relief for the Southern United States from Johnson & Johnson
By William Lin, Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson
We have been saddened by the images of the aftermath of severe weather that hit the southern United States, destroying thousands of homes and leaving over 300 people dead, with hundreds more injured and many still missing. Whenever natural disasters occur, we are all touched by the magnitude of the impact and are committed to providing assistance where it is needed.
Continuing a long-standing commitment to helping those in need, Johnson & Johnson and our operating companies have been working with our relief agency partners to provide emergency relief across the several states affected by these natural disasters. Our immediate response has included cash contributions and product donations from our Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices and Diagnostics businesses.
We have engaged with our disaster relief partner organizations to deliver much needed supplies to community health centers and free clinics. We will continue to work with these partners as they pursue ongoing relief efforts, and support them as they address the needs of the affected communities.
The expression of concern from our colleagues across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies has been inspiring and has demonstrated, once again, our commitment individually and collectively to helping those in need.