The Starbucks Foundation donates $150,000 to the American Red Cross for immediate relief in Nepal

SEATTLE, 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, which has affected more than eight million people. Our thoughts remain with those impacted by this tragic event.

While Starbucks does not have a business presence in Nepal, we have a responsibility to do our part to help. To assist with relief and rebuilding efforts, The Starbucks Foundation will donate $150,000 to the American Red Cross for immediate relief and we will monitor the long-term rebuilding in the country. In addition, our business partner in India, The Tata Group, is working closely with the Indian government to support humanitarian relief efforts in Nepal.

Many partners (employees) have asked how they can help. Partners in the U.S. can visit the American Red Cross websiteto make a contribution online. Partners outside the U.S. can contribute by visiting their local Red Cross website. Partners in the U.S. or Canada who contribute at least $20 to any 501(c) (3) organization in the U.S. or Registered Charity in Canada can visit the Starbucks Community Service website to submit a matching gift request through our Partner Match program.

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