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UNIQLO corporation donates a total of $17.1 million USD for earthquake cause

March 14, 2011 @ 7:33 pm
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Fast Retailing owns the casual clothing companies UNIQLO and g.u.. The company has enjoyed a lot of success and has chosen to donate money to the regions hardest hit by the earthquake: Miyagi, Iwate, Fukushima, Aomori and Ibaraki.

Fast Retailing has donated 300 million yen ($3.6 million USD) to disaster relief for the Tohoku Pacific Ocean earthquake and an additional 100 million yen ($1.2 million USD) was tallied from donations from their employees all over the world.

Whats more amazing is that the companys CEO Yanai Tadashi has personally donated one billion yen (12.2 million USD) to the disaster relief.

Adding it all up, this corporation has donated 1.4 billion yen ($17.1 million USD) to the Red Cross of Japan.

The company will also be donating support goods. They will be donating 300,000 HeatTech undergarments that protect people from the cold as well as jeans and towels. All of these items are worth 700 million yen (8.6 million USD) in total.

Find out how you can help with disaster relief here.

Source: MSN Sankei News

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