The American Red Cross accepted a $1 million donation from Nestlé to support Red Cross COVID-19 relief efforts throughout Maryland and nationwide.
Red Cross officials, including Don Herring, chief development officer for the American Red Cross, and Linda Voss, regional CEO for the American Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region, thanked Nestlé for its longstanding partnership and commitment to the Red Cross and its mission.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nestlé is partnering with the American Red Cross, the nation’s oldest and largest humanitarian organization. Nestlé cares about the people and communities in which they work and serve, has a strong corporate commitment to help build healthy societies through good nutrition, and seeks to meet the immediate personal needs of those affected by this disaster.
Nestlé’s $1 million contribution will help ensure a safe and plentiful blood supply as well as provide vital services and resources such as food, water, cots, blankets, pillows, comfort kits and snacks.
Globally, Nestlé has pledged to support the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in several ways, including a 10 million Swiss Franc donation, logistical support in various countries, donations of food, medical nutrition products and bottled water, and matching of employee contributions to the organization.
Each year, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters across the country, including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and wildfires.