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BD Announces Funding and Product Support for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 6, 2012 12:19 PM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it is pledging up to $500,000, including $250,000 in cash and up to $250,000 in product donations, to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. BD's cash commitment will be shared among the American Red Cross, the United Way, and several other nongovernmental humanitarian relief organizations with which BD regularly partners. In addition, BD will match donations made by BD employees to the American Red Cross, up to a total of $50,000.
BD's product donations to AmeriCares, Heart to Heart International and Direct Relief International will support their hurricane response efforts, and the Company will continue to assess needs and seek additional opportunities to provide support. Products supplied to these organizations include syringes, insulin syringes, BD Sharps containers, alcohol swabs, lancets and BD Vacutainer® tubes.
"BD is committed to working with our trusted partners to support critical relief efforts following this historic storm that so severely impacted the east coast, including our home state of New Jersey," said Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President.
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