Statement on the Recent Earthquakes in Japan
In response to the devastation caused by recent earthquakes in Japan, today Gap Japan, K.K., a subsidiary of Gap Inc., announced its support in the ongoing emergency relief efforts. The company will donate approximately 60,000 units of clothing to help Japan relief efforts. This follows a cash contribution of $50,000 from Gap Foundation to International Medical Corps, an organization providing on-the-ground humanitarian relief in the affected areas. In addition, the company is matching all employee donations to the organization dollar-for-dollar.
“On behalf of our employees in Japan and around the world, our hearts go out to the people impacted by these earthquakes, especially those who have lost loved ones, homes and belongings. We are working with the local government and relief partners to deliver clothing to those who need it most,” said Erin Nolan, representative director for Gap Japan K.K.
Since 1995, when it opened its first Gap store in Japan, Gap Japan K.K. has expanded to 269 Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brand stores across the country, including 20 in the earthquake-affected area.
The press release can be found on Gap Japan K.K.’s site (Japanese language).