IKA donates to the Japanese Red Cross
120,000 EUR to help victims of the earthquakes / All subsidiaries give 20,000 EUR
On Thursday, April 28th, René Stiegelmann, managing director of the IKA group of companies, along with his son Marcel, will hand over a symbolic check for more than 120,000 EUR to the president of the Red Cross, Baden-Württemberg, Mr. Jochen
Glaeser. The amount is intended for the Japanese Red Cross. It is the sum of the donations from IKA- Werke Staufen and its subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Malaysia, India and Japan. They all contributed 20,000 EUR each. An additional more than 3,000 EUR was donated by individual employees as a gesture in support of their Japanese colleagues.
In keeping with the intended purpose, the subsidiaries will donate their contributions to the respective Red Cross in their country, as will IKA- Werke Staufen.
“IKA has enjoyed positive business relationships with many Japanese companies for decades. With this contribution, we would like to express the solidarity IKA feels towards Japan and the people who have been affected by the earthquakes,” says René Stiegelmann.
Japanese IKA employees have not been directly affected by the earthquake. Given the scale of the natural disaster, the colleagues there have agreed upon lending their support to the Japanese Red Cross.
René Stiegelmann, Jochen Glaeser – President of the Red Cross Baden-Württemberg, Marcel Stiegelmann