Submitted by: General Mills
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 – 10:50 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS, Mar. 03 /CSRwire/ - In response to the recent earthquake that has killed more than 700 people in Chile, the General Mills Foundation has allocated $50,000 to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund.
An earthquake of magnitude 8.8 occurred Saturday in the moderately populated region of Bio-Bio in central Chile about 50 miles northeast of Concepción. More than 2 million people have been affected and there is widespread property damage. General Mills does not have any employees in Chile.
"It's difficult to comprehend the destruction and challenge that the people of Chile will have to face," said Ellen Goldberg Luger, the General Mills Foundation's executive director and vice president. "As was the case in Haiti, it's critical to support the immediate response efforts as well as the rebuilding of this community."
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One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2009 global net sales of US$15.9 billion, including the company's $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.
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