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120 Chicago JPMorgan Chase employees to build emergency supply kits for Oklahoma tornado survivors Friday

  • 1,000 Families to receive hygiene kits and relief supplies from May 24 event
  • Chase announces $75,000 donation to support World Vision’s relief efforts in Oklahoma
  • World Vision teams begin distributing supplies to families in tornado-struck communities today

Media contact:

Kelli Day
253.227.3875

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chicago, IL (May 23, 2013) —Christian humanitarian organization World Vision deployed teams into tornado-struck communities in Oklahoma this week, as partners like Chase pledged their support and engaged employees in Dallas and Chicago to build emergency supply kits to aid relief response.

A long-time World Vision partner, JPMorgan Chase has donated $75,000 to World Vision for tornado response and rebuilding efforts focusing on families and schools in the Moore, Oklahoma area. In addition to this commitment, Chase has engaged 120 employee volunteers in Chicago to build hygiene kits to aid the organization’s relief response.

When:
Friday, May 24, 4 p.m.
Where:
Chase Tower, 21 S. Clark Street, Chicago
On-site World Vision contact:
Angela Appleton, 206.355.3598

*Event open to media. World Vision and Chase interviews available.

“Generous donors nationwide provide the resources that allow us to pre-position supplies so that we can move quickly when disasters like these storms happen,” said Dana Buck, World Vision’s senior director of employee & community engagement. “JPMorgan Chase has been a committed, long-term partner in World Vision’s humanitarian responses, both domestic and international. We are deeply grateful for their response to the Southern tornado relief efforts, both in Dallas, and now in Moore, Oklahoma.”

Yesterday, World Vision sent a 53-foot truck trailer filled with relief supplies to the area and staff will begin distributions today. Supplies include food kits, cleaning supplies, paper products, diapers and blankets. The trailer will serve as a mobile distribution warehouse out of which World Vision will distribute vital relief supplies to families hardest hit by the storms.

In 2012, World Vision’s Domestic Disaster Response team provided relief for more than 47,000 people, including more than 30,000 children. This year, World Vision continues to assist the most vulnerable affected by Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey and has provided relief and rebuilding supplies to those affected by tornado damage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Last week, World Vision responded with relief supplies and emergency kits to the families affected by the deadly tornadoes in north Texas.

To support World Vision’s efforts, visit www.worldvision.org or text “TORNADO” to 777444 to provide a $10 donation.


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About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.JPMorganChase.com.