In fiscal year 2011, BD donated more than $9 million in cash and product to disaster and humanitarian relief efforts.
Australia and New Zealand
BD donated $40,000 to support relief efforts in the wake of a three-month period of massive flooding in several regions of Queensland, Australia, and a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that devastated communities in and around Christchurch, New Zealand.
Horn of Africa
Severe droughts in the Horn of Africa left more than 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. BD matched $21,000 in donations from our associates worldwide to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for this cause.
BD donated $325,000 to assist relief efforts in response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. BD also matched donations from associates worldwide to the American Red Cross and U.S. Fund for UNICEF, contributing another $37,000.
Flooding caused widespread destruction to crops and infrastructure, and displaced millions of people in Pakistan. BD associates contributed more than $15,000 to UNICEF's relief efforts.
A string of tornadoes and flooding in the summer of 2011 left thousands of American families homeless. BD committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts.
Following Hurricane Irene in the Northeast, BD committed a total of $130,000 to the American Red Cross, Bergen County (NJ) United Way and Passaic County (NJ) United Way.