To help the victims of the devastating earthquake that recently struck Haiti, Mr. Gene Haas and the Gene Haas Foundation have donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross for relief efforts. The gift, in the form of a grant, is targeted specifically for the efforts in Haiti.
Since its inception in 1999, the privately held Gene Haas Foundation has contributed more than $8.5 million to more than 800 charitable organizations and programs – including organizations for medical research and care, community services, hospice, universities, technical colleges, and many others. In 2010, the Gene Haas Foundation will focus primarily on international humanitarian efforts, such as providing aid for the victims of the catastrophe in Haiti.
The American Red Cross has extensive experience responding to such disasters, both domestically and abroad. In addition to their numerous international relief endeavors – like their massive Haitian effort – they provide support and assistance to military families, run the nation’s blood donation program, help the poorest people, and operate educational programs to help keep everyone safe.
The American Red Cross does it all, and does it well. But the non-profit humanitarian organization can’t accomplish everything on its own; it needs help, too. The American Red Cross must have volunteers, supplies, equipment, and finances to continue offering relief in disaster-stricken areas. Mr. Gene Haas and the Gene Haas Foundation are proud to provide support.
The goal of the Gene Haas Foundation is to improve the world community by supporting humanitarian projects worldwide. That’s why groups like the American Red Cross that focus on providing assistance and disaster relief are so important.