MetLife Foundation Makes a US$250,000 Donation to the Disaster Area
Submitted by: MetLife Foundation
Posted: Apr 28, 2015 – 12:42 PM EST
HONG KONG, Apr. 28 /CSRwire/ - Today, MetLife Foundation announced that it is making a contribution of $250,000 (USD) to International Medical Corps’ Nepal Earthquake Fund, which is already at work on the ground providing vital relief supplies to those in need, lifesaving healthcare services to the survivors of the earthquake and critical training to medical first responders.
President and CEO of MetLife Foundation, Dennis White said, “Nepal has suffered a destructive earthquake which has impacted the lives of millions of people. As we’ve seen countless times, natural disasters can strike anyone, anywhere and at any time. The relief organizations that step in to ease the suffering of victims of natural disasters do great things, but they can’t do it alone. MetLife believes that we can all make a difference, and I’m proud that MetLife Foundation is providing some substantial and meaningful support to ease the suffering of the people in the earthquake-stricken area."
Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent - relieve the suffering of those impacted by natural disasters by delivering vitally needed health care support. The Nepalese medical services are working tirelessly but are struggling to cope with the volume of injured civilians, and locally available medicines and supplies are expected to be depleted quickly. In response, International Medical Corps is gearing up to deploy additional doctors, nurses, logisticians and others to join their team of experts already working in Nepal and ramping up a supply pipeline for critical medical and other relief supplies to quickly get aid to those who need it most.
“We offer our sincere condolences to the families of those who perished in the earthquake that struck with such devastating force on Saturday,” commented Christopher Townsend, President MetLife Asia and MetLife Foundation Board Member. “MetLife has always been committed to helping the communities it seeks to serve in times of need and we will be doing all we can to support our customers and colleagues and the people of Nepal that have been so tragically affected by this natural disaster,” he added.
MetLife, Inc. through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
About MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLife’s long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since its founding through the end of 2014, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $650 million in grants and $70 million in program-related investments to organizations addressing issues that have a positive impact in their communities. Today, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing financial inclusion, committing $200 million to help build a secure future for individuals and communities around the world. To learn more about MetLife Foundation, visit www.metlife.org.
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