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Bayer Donates $25,000 for Tornado Disaster Relief in Indiana

Published 04-20-12

Submitted by Bayer USA Foundation

Bayer Corporation today announced that it is providing monetary support for disaster relief efforts through a $25,000 donation from the Bayer USA Foundation to the American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana. The state of Indiana was among several states affected by tornadoes on March 2, 2012, which caused extensive damage to rural communities such as Henryville, Clarksville and Newburgh, leaving thousands homeless.

Bayer has nearly 600 employees at three site locations in Indiana, representing Bayer’s three subgroups and service group – Bayer CropScience, Bayer HealthCare, Bayer MaterialScience, and Bayer Business & Technology Services.

“When devastation takes place in the form of natural disasters, being able to provide assistance to families in a time of need is important and necessary to help get families and the community back on their feet,” said Rebecca Lucore, Executive Director, Bayer USA Foundation.

The American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana has been supporting those affected by the tornado and ensuring their emergency needs of food, clothing, shelter, recovery supplies and other financial means are met.

About Bayer USA Foundation

The Bayer USA Foundation is an endowed 501(c)(3) entity and is the primary source of Bayer Corporation’s philanthropy in the United States.  With a programmatic focus on the environment and sustainability; education and workforce development; arts and culture; and health and human services, the foundation creates and supports organizations that improve communities in which Bayer employees live and work, as well as society at large.  The Bayer USA Foundation is one of three Bayer foundations worldwide, including the Bayer Science & Education Foundation and the Bayer Cares Foundation.

About Bayer Corporation

Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, an international health care, nutrition and high-tech materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life.  The Corporation is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its role as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. Economy, ecology and social responsibility are corporate policy objectives of equal rank. In North America, Bayer had 2011 net sales of EUR 8,177 million ($11,366 million) and employed 15,800 at year-end. For more information, go to www.bayerus.com.

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