DENSO joins tornado relief effort with automotive partners, donates $250K through foundation

DENSO North America Foundation will give $200,000 to the American Red Cross to assist relief activities in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, states in which DENSO operates.

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The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF), DENSO’s philanthropic group, is donating $250,000 to support relief efforts after severe storms devastated parts of the South and Midwest last weekend.

“Our mission has always been to positively contribute to the places where we live and work – especially in times of crisis. Now is one of those times,” said Andris Staltmanis, president of DNAF and DENSO’s North America Thermal Business Unit leader. “We hope our support can contribute to a full recovery, and our hearts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.”

Where DENSO funds are going
DNAF will give $200,000 to the American Red Cross to assist relief activities in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, states in which DENSO operates. Those who are interested and able can make their own donation to the American Red Cross through DENSO’s disaster relief microsite.

DNAF will also donate $50,000 to SBP, previously known as the Saint Bernard Project. It’s a national organization dedicated to accelerating rebuild and recovery efforts by working closely with public and private partners.

DENSO donations are all sourced from DNAF funds specifically earmarked for charitable initiatives. DNAF is donating the funds alongside industry partners Toyota and Toyota Tsusho America as part of a collective effort to help uplift areas in which they are located. In total, the companies will donate $810,000 to recovery initiatives.

While the storms did not affect its operations, DENSO recognizes the pain and destruction they caused in communities that are near and dear to our employees. DENSO is committed to the places it calls home and doing its part to support them.

In addition to providing disaster relief, DNAF is also dedicated to helping students advance their education in science, technology, engineering, math and other related programs, providing grants to colleges and universities throughout North America. Such grants give students skills to pursue technical careers and help prepare tomorrow’s workforce to lead in the future.

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