Johnson Controls and Kohl’s donate to Japan disaster relief

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:53 am

Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. announced it is donating $1 million, or nearly 100 million yen, to the Japan Red Cross through the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts currently underway in Japan.
"We have a responsibility to support the disaster relief efforts to help our customers and others who are in vital need of assistance," said Steve Roell, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls.
The company also will collect donations from its 142,000 employees worldwide to provide additional financial support. Johnson Controls has approximately 2,000 employees in Japan and conducts business there through its Automotive Experience, Power Solutions and Building Efficiency businesses.
Meanwhile, Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s Department Stores announced a $250,000 cash donation toward earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Kohl’s is providing the donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society, which is delivering much-needed emergency supplies and services in the earthquake and tsunami impacted areas.
“As a family-focused department store, our hearts go out to the tens of thousands of families impacted by the catastrophic loss caused by the devastating earthquake and tsunami,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “The loss is great, the need is immense, and Kohl’s is proud to be in a position to help during this tragedy. As relief efforts continue in the weeks and months to come, we hope the financial assistance will provide needed support during this challenging time.”
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