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PHILADELPHIA &,dash; GlaxoSmithKline on Friday donated $250,000 to the American National Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. The company also is contributing $80,000 through the British Red Cross for relief efforts in the wider Caribbean region — specifically Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic — where Sandy initially made landfall.
"Our hearts go out to those who have experienced loss due to the storm," stated Deirdre Connelly, president of North America Pharmaceuticals. "We hope our support will help relief workers respond to their most pressing needs."
GSK is working to support directly its U.S. employees who have been seriously affected by the storm.
GSK is also matching dollar-for-dollar all employee contributions to the Red Cross and other relief organizations in the U.S.
The company is currently working through the process for an additional donation to support relief efforts in New Jersey.