Eastman Kodak donates $2 million to Red Cross

Sept. 19, 2001
Donation to help those affected by terrorist attacks on the East Coast

Eastman Kodak Company has announced a $2 million donation to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts in the wake of Tuesday's horrific attack on the United States.

"This crime is an affront to the free world, and its impact is being felt around the globe," said Daniel A. Carp, Kodak's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Everyone in the global Kodak family -- employees, customers, shareholders and partners -- has been touched in some way by these devastating events."

"In this time of tragedy, it is important that all of us, as individuals and as corporations, do all we can to help alleviate the pain and suffering of those whose lives have been forever changed by this barbaric act," Carp said. "In that spirit, we have donated $2 million to the Red Cross and we encourage our employees to contribute as best they can to this most necessary effort."

Kodak employees are responding to the tragedy in other ways as well, Carp said. Employees have been donating blood and, in their workplace, ensuring that badly needed medical x-ray film and other radiography products reach hospitals and medical centers in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Employees in the Document Imaging division are delivering to customers the necessary equipment and technical support to recover lost and damaged records.

"No matter who we are or where we live in the world, events such as this should serve to pull us together," Carp said. "We at Kodak will keep in our thoughts and prayers the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy."