Starbucks Donates to Yunnan Earthquake Relief
(Aug 6, 2014) - Starbucks China today announced a RMB1.54 million (US$250,000) donation to support the disaster relief work in the earthquake-hit regions of Yunnan’s Ludian county. This donation, by the Starbucks Foundation, will be administered by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, with about RMB600,000 for the immediate disaster relief and about RMB900,000 for the post-earthquake recovery and rebuilding.
“Our thoughts are with the people in Ludian, Yunnan, whose lives and families were affected by this disaster. We stand ready to support the disaster relief efforts and to help the people in region through this difficult period,” said Belinda Wong, president, Starbucks China.
Starbucks is proud to be a part of the local Chinese community and is committed to investing back into the neighborhoods in which we operate. Over the past 15 years, we have partnered with our local community partners on numerous corporate social responsibility programs, including education, youth leadership development, community service and disaster relief.