Tesco donates £50,000 to Red Cross Haiti appeal
The Tesco/British Red Cross emergency partnership has today announced a donation of £50,000 to the emergency appeal for Haiti to help with the terrible earthquake that has hit the country.
Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Executive Director at Tesco said, “We are shocked by the devastation that the earthquake has caused in Haiti. We have this morning made a donation of £50,000 through the British Red Cross who have already arrived in the area. Our donation will help thousands of families who have survived the earthquake with family kits containing vital items such as blankets, tarpaulins and first aid kits. The British Red Cross do outstanding work and it's an honour to work with them in such tragic circumstances".
Mark Astarita, British Red Cross Fundraising Director said, “Tesco are leading the way with their generous and swift donation to our Haiti earthquake appeal. Thanks to them we can immediately send lifesaving relief supplies to the people of Haiti, who have lost everything in the earthquake.”
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