In April this year, two major earthquakes struck Japan’s Kumamoto and Oita prefectures. More than 40 people were killed, several hundreds injured and more than 100,000 were displaced. Many buildings including homes, businesses and hospitals were also severely damaged.
Fortunately, all Cardinal Health and Cordis employees and their families in Japan are accounted for and are safe.
Representing a strong commitment to Japan, Cordis and Cardinal Health Foundation announced plans to donate 11 million yen (USD $100, 000) to Save the Children Japan. The funds will be used to assist with restoration efforts for children and families affected by earthquakes.
To further aid relief efforts, Cardinal Health Foundation will matched 50 percent of all employee donations with no limit. The funds were collected by Save the Children US and transferred to Save the Children Japan to help with relief efforts.
“Our hearts go out to all those affected by the recent devastating earthquakes. We are honored to support Save the Children Japan in its endeavor to help communities rebuild their lives as soon as possible,” says Taichi Moro, President, Japan.