Terumo Donates $40,000 to Support American Red Cross California Wildfires Relief Efforts
Somerset, NJ – November 17, 2020 – To help support the California wildfire relief efforts, Terumo has contributed $40,000 to the American Red Cross, a humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency assistance and disaster relief to those in need. The Red Cross has mobilized a massive relief effort to ensure anyone impacted by the wildfires has food, comfort and a safe place to stay during this time of uncertainty, and is working to provide financial assistance to those whose homes were severely impacted by the fires, so they can begin the road to recovery.
“The state of California and its residents have experienced unprecedented devastation from this year’s wildfires, on top of what has been an extremely challenging year on so many levels,” said Hiroshi Nagumo, President & CEO, Terumo Americas Holding. “Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted, as well as the thousands of firefighters and first responders on the front lines who continue to demonstrate unwavering courage and commitment to providing for those in need. It is our privilege to be able to assist in some way, and to give back to the communities where our employees live and work.”
“The American Red Cross is grateful to Terumo for their generous donation to help with Red Cross California Wildfires relief efforts,” said Rosie Taravella, CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “The devastation wrought by the wildfires has been further compounded by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and Terumo’s support of the work of our dedicated volunteers to provide food, shelter and comfort to the thousands of people in need is greatly appreciated.”
To date, the wildfires have burned through over four million acres in California, causing hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes. For more details on the American Red Cross’s efforts and how you can help, please visit https://www.redcross.org.
Terumo (TSE:4543) is a global leader in medical technology and has been committed to "Contributing to Society through Healthcare" for nearly 100 years. Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 25,000 associates worldwide, to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions. The company started as a Japanese thermometer manufacturer, and has been bolstering healthcare ever since. Now, its extensive business portfolio ranges from vascular intervention and cardio-surgical solutions, blood transfusion and cell therapy technology, to medical products essential for daily clinical practice. Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.