Con-way donates to Japan earthquake relief

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The American Red Cross of Washtenaw County, Mich., received a $50,000 contribution this week from Ann Arbor-based Con-way Inc. and its employees for the Japan Earthquake Relief Efforts. Con-way employees nationwide participated in a campaign to raise relief donations, which netted close to $25,000. The company then pitched in with a matching corporate contribution of $25,000.

A check was presented to the American Red Cross of Washtenaw County during a ceremony at Con-way’s corporate headquarters this week in Ann Arbor. “The Red Cross is very grateful for Con-way’s generous donation,” says Donna Duvin, executive director of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross. “This will help so many who have been devastated in Japan.”

Duvin says The American Red Cross has committed to raising $100 million for the Japan Earthquake Relief Efforts and that Con-way’s contribution provides a significant boost to the Washtenaw County chapter’s share of that relief fund goal.

“Con-way has been a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross and the good work they do locally, nationally and globally,” says Doug Stotlar, president and chief executive officer of Con-way Inc. “It is part of our culture to help those around us, as well as others across the globe whom we’ve never met yet have suffered from tragic circumstances. I am proud of the generosity of our Con-way employees for helping those in Japan as they try to rebuild their homes, towns and country.”