Vw group – Vw and Audi – announced today that the company will donate two million euros via organizations such as the German Red Cross to support the people of Japan.
Also, today, Porsche announced that the company would be donating half a million euros to mitigate the consequences of the catastrophe for residents of the areas concerned.
Neumann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft for Human Resources underlined: “There is tremendous willingness within the Volkswagen Group to help the population of Japan, which has been affected so dramatically, especially in the North-East of the country. Every day, we receive emails from employees expressing great sympathy and a determination to assist people in Japan.”
BMW has offered an emergency aid worth €1 million ($1.4 million) destined for the treatment of traumatized children, emergency aid and reconstruction work. The money will be split evenly between the international non-profit organization “Save the Children” and the Japanese Red Cross.
Also, Daimler, which has approximately 13,000 employees in Japan through its subsidiaries, will donate two million euros ($2.82 million). On the same time, General Motors will donate $500,000 to the American Red Cross relief fund for those affected by the earthquake in Japan.