CINCINNATI -- Macy's Inc. announced that it will make a corporate contribution of $100,000 in cash to the American Red Cross for earthquake and tsunami relief on behalf of Macy's and Bloomingdale's associates across America. In addition, the company said it will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, all employee contributions of $25 or more to the American Red Cross and other U.S.-based organizations providing rescue and relief assistance in Japan.
The company added that Macy's and Bloomingdale's will support Polo Ralph Lauren's efforts to help Japan by offering a Ralph Lauren mesh Japan Relief polo shirt that will be sold to customers at select Macy's stores, Bloomingdale's stores and on macys.com and bloomingdales.com. The shirt will sell for $98, with 100% of the proceeds donated to Central Community Chest of Japan, part of United Way Worldwide.
"We are deeply moved by the series of recent events which are having such a devastating effect on the people of Japan and we wish to offer our support to help them endure and recover from the widespread destruction of the earthquake and tsunami," said Terry Lundgren, Macy's Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer. "In times like these, the world comes together and we are always so proud to see the outpouring of generosity by our company's associates, customers and vendors. As Americans, we have a special relationship with the Japanese. We hope that our role in the larger international relief effort can help alleviate the suffering and devastation of those who lost family, friends, homes, possessions and peace of mind."