Holcim announced that in an effort to provide additional assistance to the people of Haiti, the company will match 100 per cent of individual employee contributions made to the American Red Cross within the next 90 days. These contributions will be sent to the American Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Relief.
"Our employees historically have given generously when there is a need," said Bernard Terver, President and CEO of Holcim (US) Inc. "While donations and support have been helpful, it is clear to us at Holcim that more is needed both now and in the future as Haiti begins to rebuild. By matching employee contributions to the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in Haiti, we hope to help our employees’ contributions go farther."
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. The earthquake was centered about ten miles west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.