We have co-workers, friends, and family in Japan. Watching the devastation on video and in photos is painful. But they don’t have to leave us feeling powerless.
Now that we have confirmed that all of our employees in Tokyo, Sendai and surrounding areas are accounted for and safe, we are focused on relief efforts.
Relief agencies say that, for now, funds to help with emergency supplies are most useful. So, Gap Foundation is making an initial contribution of $200,000 (USD). Because of the worsening weather and rolling blackouts, we’ve decided to make a $1.1 million (USD) donation of Gap winter clothing to help people stay warm.
Our employees are eager to help. Their donations will be matched by Gap Inc. This money will support emergency relief and humanitarian efforts through Global Giving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. You can make a donation by clicking here.
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