As the devastation of Haiti continues to unfold and the world becomes more aware of the magnitude of the loss of life and infrastructure in Haiti, as a firm, we are committed to doing what we can to responsibly support the relief efforts. PwC is committed to a combined total of $500,000 in donations from our US Partners, our PwC Charitable Foundation and an employee match program of up to $100,000 for those employees who donate to the Haitian disaster through our People who Care Fund. The People Who Care Fund
is a year-round resource which provides assistance to PwC employees, their families and extended family members who are suffering from a hardship or are in times of crisis. The organizations that will be receiving our donations include:
- UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) - The United Nations has put out a Flash Appeal for $562 million as a budget to address the next six months of disaster relief in Haiti. Our donation will go to various agencies in need of funds, including but not limited to the World Food Program, UNICEF, World Health Organization and the International Organization for Migration.
- Red Cross International Response Fund - Provides immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and medical care to help those in need. The Red Cross has a significant presence on the ground, including bringing a 50-bed hospital from Santo Domingo and having three basic healthcare teams already engaged in efforts in the city.
- The United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund - The Fund supports long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives and infrastructure devastated by disaster and to address educational, financial and health-related challenges. United Way Worldwide members in the Caribbean region have mobilized their staff, volunteer leaders and resources in response to the earthquake and are on the ground providing relief.
- Clinton Bush Haiti Fund - Recently organized by former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to provide immediate relief and long term support to the earthquake survivors and help the people of Haiti rebuild their lives. In addition to our financial support, the firm will be engaged to provide professional services on a pro bono basis to assist in their efforts.