The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
December 30, 2004

Americans Support Tsunami Victims
Fact of the Day

Americans citizens, troubled by the devastation caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis in Asia, are helping those who lost loved ones and homes. As of noon yesterday, Americans privately donated approximately $18 million to the American Red Cross. Johnson and Johnson, a leading American pharmaceutical company, made an initial contribution of $2 million to relief efforts and is working with the American Red Cross to match their employees' donations to the organization. The company is also donating medical supplies, food, water, and blankets to people throughout the region. These are just a few ways the American people are supporting the relief effort.

Source: American Red Cross ( and Johnson and Johnson (

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