Industry News | January 18, 2010

Burger King Joins in Help for Haiti

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The Have It Your Way Foundation, the charitable arm of Burger King Corp., donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake earlier this week.

“The situation in Haiti is devastating and our hearts and prayers go out to all those who have been affected by this tragedy,” says Anne Chwat, president of the Have It Your Way Foundation. “Although we don’t operate Burger King restaurants in Haiti, BKC’s global headquarters is based in Miami, which is home to one of the largest Haitian communities outside of the island. The people of Haiti are suffering and many of our employees, franchisees, guests, and their families have also been significantly impacted. As such, we are committed to supporting the relief efforts in the country.”

In addition, the company is collecting essential supplies from employees and distributing them in coordination with the University of Miami’s medical teams. BKC employees are also rallying to volunteer with local community organizations and assist with relief efforts.
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