The Dow Chemical Company announced that it will contribute $5 million to the relief efforts underway for victims of the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent.
The announcement was made on Dow’s Web site where Andrew Liveris, Dow president and chief executive officer said, "As we've all seen, the reports and images from the tsunami-stricken regions in Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent are at once incomprehensible and heart-breaking. At times like these, we all struggle to come up with meaningful ways to contribute and help those who have lost so much."
The following is how Dow is planning on responding to the disaster:
"Through these efforts, we hope to be able to provide tangible and meaningful aid to the survivors, in both the immediate days ahead and into the future, as they begin to rebuild their homes, their communities and their lives," Liveris said.
Noting that Dow has a long-standing presence in Asia, he added, "While no Dow operations were directly impacted by the tsunamis, it is important to support the region at this difficult time."
"The people of Dow are known for their community outreach. Nowhere is that outreach needed more than in these villages, towns and rural communities affected by this natural disaster," said Liveris.
For more information on the donation visit www.dow.com .