Harrisburg, Pa. - D&H Distributing will donate 1 percent of its U.S. and Canadian sales from products by Japanese-based vendors to the American Red Cross tomorrow and Friday.
The funds, expected to total in the tens of thousands of dollars, will be earmarked for tsunami and earthquake relief efforts.
The IT and CE distributor's Japanese vendors include Brother, Buffalo, Canon, Casio, Epson, Fuji, JVC, Konica, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus, Optoma, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Yamaha and others.
D&H said it has maintained close, often decades-long, relationships with a roster of manufacturers headquartered in Japan, which has made the company "very sensitive to the challenges faced by that country in the wake of these events." D&H staffers also plan to devote the efforts of D&H Cares, the company's employee-run charity foundation, to Japanese relief funds as a supplement to its corporate contribution.
"We are dedicated to seeing the success of Japan as it rebuilds its homes and facilities," said D&H co-president Dan Schwab. "Their contribution to the high-tech industries has been immeasurable."