Many companies quick to respond to urgent needs

Large numbers of UK organisations have responded to the tsunami by agreeing to match employee-generated funds, while others have made one-off donations. These include £1.6m from BP, £1m each from Vodafone and the FA Premier League, £500,000 from BT and £250,000 from Marks & Spencer.

Many companies have provided expertise in kind, including:

– water and water purification processes

– logistics and transport

– medical assistance, drugs and technical assistance

– support for on-the-ground partnerships

– food distributiontelecommunications

– helping local units to engage to direct relief efforts

– website support for appeals.

 

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