New Zealand Earthquake : Caterpillar Foundation Response




The city of Christchurch in New Zealand was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on February 22, causing widespread devastation to the city. The quake caused significant loss of life and injury, as well as severely damaging buildings and infrastructure. The Red Cross is on the ground providing essential support and humanitarian assistance in and around Christchurch.

In response to this tragedy, the Caterpillar Foundation announced a $50,000 grant to the Red Cross. In addition to the $50,000 contribution, the Foundation will match up to $50,000 in Caterpillar employee, retiree and dealer employee contributions to the Red Cross. To qualify for matching funds, contributions must be made by April 1, 2011, via credit or debit card at



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