HARBEL, Liberia (Dec. 6) — Firestone Natural Rubber Co. L.L.C. is extending its cargo donation program for Liberia through 2008, the Indianapolis-based company announced.
Begun in 2006, Firestone Natural Rubber's cargo donation program consists of making room on the company's cargo ships for donated relief goods such as food, medicine, vitamins, electric generators and building materials for the people of Liberia. Nearly 30 aid organizations ship relief goods to Liberia through the program, according to Firestone Natural Rubber.
Firestone Natural Rubber, a subsidiary of Bridgestone/Firestone Diversified Products, operates the world's largest natural rubber plantation at Harbel, encompassing 118,000 acres and some 6,000 employees.