Local organizations in Milwaukee continue to set up fundraisers and events centered around earthquake relief in Haiti.
Local organizations in Milwaukee continue to set up fundraisers and events for the relief effort to help the earthquake victims of Haiti. Milwaukee’s Water for Haiti event held last night at Discovery World, Pier Wisconsin brought community leaders and business leaders together to raise more than $28,000 for the effort. All donations collected went to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund. According to Tracy Sparrow, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin, the event raised $28,903 for the relief effort, including a $13,000 gift from A.O. Smith Corporation and a $10,000 gift from Milwaukee-based Badger Meter Inc. Both companies expect they will collect more from their employees in the coming days, Sparrow said.
"The American Red Cross appreciates the support of this event for the people of Haiti," Sparrow said. "The generosity of this community is amazing."
Cheese company donates $45,000 to Red Cross for Haiti
Richfield-based DCI Cheese Company today announced a donation of $45,000 to the American Red Cross made in response to the recent earthquake in Haiti. This donation represents a $100 contribution made on behalf of each of the company’s 450 associates.
“We have all seen the graphic images of the humanitarian crisis in Haiti caused by the powerful 7.0 earthquake. In response to this extraordinary event, DCI has decided to step forward and directly assist in the relief effort,” Michael Mulhern, chief executive officer said.
“We feel extremely fortunate to have such a terrific set of customers, suppliers and employees,” Mulhern said. “We would like to take this opportunity to share our good fortune with those in need. We encourage other companies to participate in the relief effort as well.”