Company donates more than $500,000 to relief efforts
GENEVA, Switzerland, March 9, 2023 – Corteva Agriscience has donated more than $500,000 to support people in Turkey affected by the devastating earthquake.
The company has so far provided more than $500,000 in emergency funding for humanitarian projects, including $300,000 for Global Giving, a non-profit US organization which facilitates donations for grassroots charitable projects.
In addition, $100,000 was donated to the Global Foodbanking Network, helping to meet the immediate humanitarian needs related to food in the wake of the disaster, and $100,000 was used to provide water, food, tents, containers, portable toilets, gloves, blankets and other essentials to those in need.
Further donations came via an emergency response employee giving campaign, which has so far raised more than $40,000.
“This is a heartbreaking time for Turkey, with thousands of people dead and millions displaced, homeless, and in need of critical food and other supplies,” said Harun Toksoz, Corteva Agriscience Turkey Country Leader. He added: “We are pleased to be able provide the much-needed support to those who need it during this difficult time. Our Turkish colleagues are also coordinating relief efforts for those affected and I can only commend their dedication and resilience. These are very difficult days for Turkey and my thoughts and deepest condolences are with those who have lost their lives and homes in this horrific disaster.
“We are continuing to support our employees and their families in Turkey, as well as providing humanitarian assistance to communities, growers and business partners in need. We stand alongside farmers in the impacted region and will continue to assist them for as long as is helpful.”
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