Canon and Epson donate money to help relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
Both OEMs have expressed their condolences to those affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines, which struck on 8 November and resulted in the loss of over 10,000 lives and the destruction of homes; with the companies donating money to help relief efforts being undertaken in the area.
Canon stated that it will donate ¥10 million ($100,359) to the cause, while ¥2 million ($45,903) will be donated by Epson through Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a local NPO.
A statement from Canon read: "We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this catastrophe and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Although the road to recovery will be challenging and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process".
Epson meanwhile stated: "Epson wishes to extend its sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives, and hopes for the speedy recovery of the areas damaged by the disaster". The OEM added that it "will consider extending further support when the full effects of the typhoon are known."
Source: Canon and Epson support typhoon relief efforts