Aramco has donated JPY32 million (US$300,000) to the Japanese Red Cross Society to support their humanitarian efforts.
The financial assistance will be used to support Japanese Red Cross hospitals and front-line professionals who are at the forefront of coronavirus prevention and response efforts in local communities etc.
Mr. Omar Al Amudi, representative director of Aramco Asia Japan K.K. (“Aramco Japan”), said: “I would like to pay sincere homage to medical personnel who are working tirelessly to treat patients and to those at various levels of the government who are working around the clock to contain the spread of COVID-19. I hope this donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society will provide valuable support to medical professionals and help their efforts to prevent the virus from spreading further.
“As a long-time business partner of Japan, we are taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and their families, support the local community during these times and maintain the continuity of our business.”
Mr. Hiroyuki Ono, a Japanese Red Cross Society representative, said: “We sincerely thank Aramco for the support. We will do our best to meet your expectations and trust, and hope to have your continued guidance and support as we move forward together.”
Aramco's donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society is part of the company's global response to COVID-19. So far Aramco has donated more than US$3.5 million towards efforts to counter the virus around the world. These donations are part of Aramco's commitment to the communities in which it operates.
Similar donations include those made to the Indian Red Cross Society, the Red Cross Society of China and the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association, among others. They also includea donation to the Houston Methodist Hospital in the US, which will fund an experimental plasma treatment for COVID-19 patients.