Fujifilm Assists Haitian Earthquake Victims
Donates funds and equipment to humanitarian aid
Fujifilm companies in Japan and the U.S. have joined together in support of the people of Haiti following the earthquake that struck on January 12. The companies provided $400,000 in financial assistance and medical products and equipment.
U.S.-based Fujifilm companies provided financial assistance to Hope for Haiti, a nonprofit group that has been based in Haiti for 20 years, providing educational and social services to families. Stamford, CT-based FUJIFILM Medical systems U.S.A. Inc., through a partnership with Stamford Hospital and AmeriCares, has donated a portable digital X-ray system to help clinicians set patients’ bones. Accompanying the equipment will be a Stamford Hospital X-ray technologist, who will train Haitian clinicians how to use the equipment.
Japanese-based Fujifilm companies provided financial assistance and X-ray film supplies through the Japan Platform Foundation, an international emergency humanitarian-aid organization founded to provide assistance for major disasters by coordinating the efforts of non-governmental organizations, the business community, and the government of Japan.