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Terry Kerry Tsunami Donation

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posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 11:31 AM
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I am still of the opinion that ALL private donations
should remain that ... private. However, since folks
had fun trashing G.W. for his $10,000 donation, I
figured I'd post this info about Terry Kerry and her
'private' donation. I also maintain that all donations
are good, even those misleading and self glamourizing.

Newsmax was the only place that I could find that
covered it. No where else did I find anything that
said anything about Terry Kerry or her business'
donating.

This article says that it's the Hienze charities that is
giving the $$$. It doesn't say it's Terry Kerry's personal
money. It's the charity's money.

The article mentions G.E. giving millions. I know other
corporations are giving millions including BOEING, which
is giving millions AND matching employee donor money.

www.newsmax.com...

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Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005
Ketchup Heiress Teresa Makes Modest Tsunami Contribution

Charities controlled by billionaire ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz have pledged a relatively modest $450,000 to tsunami relief in recent days, with Mrs. Heinz explaining she prefers to keep her charitable contributions local.

While generous, the Heinz contribution doesn't come close to actress Sandra Bullock, who donated $1 million to tsunami relief. Or race-car driver Michael Schumacher, who pledged $10 million during a telethon on German television last week.

U.S. corporations have, by and large, been extraordinarily generous in the wake of the South Asian disaster. Pfizer Inc., for instance, has pledged $10 million cash and $25 million in drugs to relief agencies.

Heinz Foods has two factories in Indonesia and one in Thailand - countries heavily affected by the tsunami disaster.


[edit on 1/10/2005 by FlyersFan]




posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 11:52 AM
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Read the link. Interesting. But whilst it is clear that this sum is coming from the charities she cnotrols, it does not really mention if Heinze Indonesia or Heinze Thailand have made any contributions locally. In fact, coming from this part of the world, I would be extremely surprised of the Indonesian or Thai Heinze companies do not make any donations on their own accord.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by dixon
surprised if the Indonesian or Thai Heinze companies do not make any donations on their own accord.


They may have been so heavily hit by the tsunami and the effects
that they can't make donations from Indonesia. At any rate, it's
a big worldwide corporation with major assets and personnel in
the tsunami hit area, and we have no personal donation by
Terry Kerry. She still has %4 of Heintz, right? She can't point
at the company and say that she gave $400,000 because that's
what the company gave. Considering it's interests in that region,
I find the amount the company gave to be surprisingly small.

John Kerry hasn't said if he will or has given. (doubt he did).
Terry points to the $400,000 the company charity gave
(not her own money).



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:05 PM
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True FlyersFan, could well be the 2 South Asian locations of Heinz and Heinz international can't give much more money, because they already have 2 factory's to rebuild or restaff in those regions.

But lets not get into speculation to much.

People that donate are thanked I'm sure, the ones that don't donate, well, its their very right to do so.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:07 PM
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Well, in any event, this has piqued my interest and I will send this news thread to a couple of friends in Indonesia and Thailand and see what sort of reaction it gets there.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:30 PM
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dixon. Excellent. I'll look forward to comments from them
(if they have any).

As i said, all donations are good donations. I find it interesting
that an organization with such large interests in the area, hasn't
had significant donations. I wouldn't expect the company that
is actually located in the area to donate ... heck ... they might
not have many people left alive to do the donating ... but their
sister companies within the organization (Heintz is huge) definately
would be expected to be of greater help. That AND Terry Kerry
really shouldn't be pointing to $400,000 of the group's money and
calling it her 'own' donation.



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