Johnson Controls donates $1 million to UNICEF for disaster relief in Asia
Burscheid, Germany/Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Johnson Controls, one of the world�'s leading suppliers of automotive interior systems, electronics and batteries, today announced it will donate $1 million to UNICEF to provide relief to those devastated by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia.
"On behalf of our more than 123,000 employees around the world, Johnson Controls is committed to helping the victims of this horrible tragedy," said John M. Barth, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. "Through our contribution to UNICEF, we hope to support immediate relief measures for the thousands of children devastated by the tsunami, and also provide some of the funding needed to begin rebuilding communities."
UNICEF has been actively involved in relief efforts for children in the affected areas by delivering basic medical supplies, resources for displacement camps, water purification supplies, and toys and school materials. The organization has set itself the following priorities: keeping children alive, ensuring children are protected from exploitation, and getting children back to school as quickly as possible.
"Johnson Controls and its employees have shown great compassion and responsibility by contributing such a generous amount to UNICEF," said Charles J. Lyons, President of the US Fund for UNICEF. "Corporations have shown extraordinary support since we began our aid relief in the tsunami-stricken region of South Asia. The money donated is truly making an immediate difference in the lives of the 1.5 million affected children in South Asia, many of whom have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support."
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