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BNSF Foundation donates $250,000 for Japan relief efforts


Another Class I has announced plans to aid relief efforts in Japan. The BNSF Foundation will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross and match donations from BNSF employees to relief fund drives established after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese people, who have responded to adversity with such grace during this difficult time,” said BNSF Foundation President John Ambler in a prepared statement. “Over the past century, BNSF has been fortunate to enjoy excellent business relationships with many Japanese companies who do business in the United States. We are humbled and honored that we are able to provide some assistance after this devastating event.”

The Norfolk Southern Foundation previously announced plans to donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, and match active and retired NS employees’ contributions of at least $25 to the American Red Cross/International Response Fund, AmeriCares, Habitat for Humanity International and the Salvation Army International Relief Fund (up to a maximum corporate contribution of $250,000).