Haiti disaster relief: £50k donation from IT firm

Software company Micro Focus has donated £51,822 to the British Red Cross to help the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

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Software company Micro Focus has donated £51,822 to the British Red Cross to help the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

With the money raised, the British Red Cross was able to buy and distribute hygiene kits, containing items such as soap and toothbrushes, to more than 3,000 families in the disaster-stricken country.

Micro Focus’s employees from around the world raised the money through direct donations and a range of fundraising schemes, including a Pancake Day sale, a sponsored bike ride and a pre-Superbowl lunch.

An earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing more than 200,000 people.

In February, UPS donated barcode tracking technology to the Salvation Army to help the charity streamline the distribution of food and medical supplies on the island.

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