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AFL donates $47,000+ to aid in Japan’s March 11 recovery efforts


April 14, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

April 14, 2011

In the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that devastated
northern Japan on March 11, AFL has matched donations made by associates
to the International Red Cross, dollar for dollar. Associates
contributed more than $23,000 and with AFL’s match, donated over $47,000
to the Red Cross efforts in Japan.

“Sometimes we feel so helpless being on the other side of the world, but one way we could give back was through monetary donations sent to the Red Cross and specifically designating those donations for the Japanese Earthquake / Tsunami relief efforts,” said Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL.

“It seems so small but we know it’ll make a difference combined with the efforts of everyone around the world,” added Culp.

AFL said it started collecting donations immediately after the disaster and continued throughout the month of March. Donations were collected from AFL locations across the world including Europe and Mexico, as well as from sister companies of AFL including the automotive division.

Its parent company, Fujikura Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. All associates and family are accounted for although some extended family and friends were affected, said the company.