AKRON (March 25, 2011)—Firestone Polymers L.L.C. said it is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross to assist relief efforts following the recent earthquake near Tohoku, Japan.
In addition, Firestone Polymers locations in Orange, Texas; Akron, Ohio; and Lake Charles, La., have asked teammates to make donations through the American Red Cross.
To date, Firestone teammates have collected more than $3,600. Donations will be made at the end of the month.
“While our Tokyo-based parent company, Bridgestone Corp., has been fortunate to incur relatively little damage as a result of these recent devastating events, there is still a great need for support in Japan,” said Firestone Polymers CEO and President, Shin Yamaguchi. “Our teammates wanted to offer their support for those in need during this difficult and lengthy recovery process.”