Many U.S. companies have pledged Six-figure sums to aid Haiti relief in the last week. According to a frequently updated list by the Chamber of Commerce
, among the larger contributors are: Microsoft, which has donated $1.25 million, and Pepsi, which is pledging $1 million.
Other contributors include Crocs, which is donating thousands of pairs of shoes, and Nestle, which has donated $1m in bottled water.
Leading printer brands are also adding to Haiti relief. According to a 15 January press release by Hewlett Packard
, the household name has contributed $500,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.
HP will also match $250,000 in contributions from its employees, coming to a possible $750,000.
Group has also pledged $220,000 to aid victims of the earthquake, which struck Haiti last week.
Speaking in the Canon Press Release, President and Chief Executive Officer at Canon USA Joe Adachi said: "A tragedy of this magnitude requires support from the global community and it is our hope that our contribution, along with all of the aid coming in from around the world, will help the people of Haiti begin the rebuilding and healing process."
According to the 17 January report at USAToday.com, US donations are set to exceed the $2b pledged after the Asian tsunami two years ago.
Notable pledges outside the corporate world include: $1m contributed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Doctors Without Borders, and $500,000 contributed by The New York Yankees.
Sal Fabens of United Way Worldwide says that cash is the most useful pledge, because donations of food etc. may not be able to reach the disaster-struck areas.
If you’d like to pledge Haiti relief, you’ll find information at the Haiti Earthquake Recovery