November 21st, 2012
by Patrick McCrummen, Director of Worldwide Corporate Contributions at Johnson & Johnson
On Thursday, many people in the U.S. will give collective thanks over a shared meal with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. Yet, for many people along the U.S. eastern seaboard, struggles remain to return to normal after one of the most devastating hurricanes ever to hit the region. After witnessing the worst of Mother Nature, the best of humankind has come together, helping neighbors and communities get back on their feet.
New Jersey residents were particularly hard hit by this ferocious storm. More than 13,800 of our employees live and work in this state – where our company has called home for more than 125 years. For the many who were impacted, the Johnson & Johnson legacy of helping people recover from disaster became very personal.
In the critical days and weeks following Hurricane Sandy, Johnson & Johnson has been working with our key disaster response partners to get product and financial assistance to people in need in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Thousands of our hygiene kits, first aid items and Johnson® Baby Care kits were distributed to emergency shelters and aid distribution centers by AmeriCares, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart International, Inc.