Response to the Asian Tsunami Disaster
In response to the December 2004 tragedy in South Asia, TransPerfect and Translations.com organized a company-wide fundraiser to benefit The International Response Fund, the Tsunami Disaster Response of the American Red Cross, and the International Medical Corps. Between the employee donations and the company match we successfully raised over $23,000 in donations.
The Red Cross to date has raised over $500 million in donations since the Tsunami and has used that money to provide relief through these efforts:
- More than 1.6 million people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives receiving food through an American Red Cross- World Food Program partnership
- The American Red Cross water sanitation program in Sri Lanka will assist up to 1 million island residents
- Nearly 300,000 families have received relief supplies including family tents, sleeping mats, cooking sets, hygiene kits and much more
- 755,000 children vaccinated in Indonesia by the United Nations partners with American Red Cross support
TransPerfect and Translations.com are proud to support the efforts of the American Red Cross around the world.
For more information, please visit the organization at www.redcross.org .