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Panasonic Donates $1 Million to WTC Relief and Recovery Efforts(September 21, 2001)
"Panasonic's headquarters are just a few miles from lower Manhattan; many of us here were eyewitnesses to the terrible events of September 11 -- and some employees have close family members who are missing," said Don Iwatani, chairman of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America ("Panasonic"). "As an active part of the metropolitan-area business community for more than four decades, our company and its employees feel compelled to contribute to relief efforts. My hope is that the funds we provide will help at least some of our neighbors begin to recover from this great tragedy."
Prior to the $1 million donation, Panasonic gave immediate assistance to attack victims by:
In addition, Panasonic has established a matching fund for employee contributions. And, subsidiary and affiliate companies throughout North and South America are coordinating local fund-raising efforts among their employees.
For more information visit www.panasonic.com.
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