Panasonic Employees Aid Tsunami Victims

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Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Group employees around the world participated in a group-wide fund-raising effort to aid victims and support the recovery of areas affected by the March 11 earthquake, the company said Thursday.

Approximately $4.8 million (400 million yen), including donations from the group's affiliated companies overseas and $12.3 million (100 million yen) from the


Group Workers Union Association has been raised.

Besides the employees' voluntary efforts, the Panasonic Group has already made monetary donations of $3.6 million (300 million yen) and in-kind donations including 10,000 units of radios, 50,000 units of flashlights, 500,000 dry batteries, 4,000 units of solar LED lanterns and 1 unit of Life Innovation Container.


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