Supply House Times' parent company, BNP Media, has joined many other industry firms in donating funds and/or services to the Asian tsunami relief efforts. Organizations pledging support include:

  • BNP Media donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross's International Relief Fund.

  • The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating made a $2,500 donation to the Red Cross, and is encouraging its members to donate to the organization.

  • Danfoss employees' contributions to the Asia Relief Effort are being doubled by the Danfoss Fabrikant Mads Clausen Foundation. Also, Danfoss donated three systems to convert seawater into drinking water, and chartered one of its private airplanes to help in the initial rescue.

  • Flowserve Corp said it would donate up to $100,000 to the Red Cross for relief efforts in Southeast Asia.

  • Honeywell donated $1 million through the company's Honeywell Hometown Solutions initiative for tsunami relief efforts. A team of employee volunteers from Bangalore, India, is supporting a 90-day construction effort to rebuild 50 homes in one of the most severely affected villages. Each of the company's 1,500 employees in Pune, India, has agreed to donate one day's salary to relief efforts. Teams of employees have also delivered clothes, utensils and other basic amenities to the Indian village of Kulachol.

  • IPSCO donated $100,000 to the Red Cross South Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Also, the company established an Employee Donations Fund and will match every dollar contributed.

  • ITT Industries donated 60 portable, diesel-powered ST1 water treatment units, and intends to ship gas-fed chlorinators to relief organizers to treat contaminated water. The company also donated $500,000 to agencies working on a global basis to support the relief effort.

  • The Mechanical Contractors Association of America made a $5,000 donation to the Save the Children Asian Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund.

Water Quality Affected

The threat of waterborne disease in 13 affected countries is high and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The Water Quality Association is working with Water For People (established through the American Water Works Association) to deliver aid.

Water For People is accepting donations for long-term water and sanitation development projects in the area. Contact Steve Werner,, for details.

The American Water Works Association will match resources with critical water needs for the affected region. If your business has small-scale, low-tech water purification and water treatment technology or equipment for use in immediate relief efforts or equipment for long-term rehabilitation, e-mail Greg Kail at AWWA,

No doubt other industry organizations have contributed to the relief effort. We learned of these from press releases or notices on Web sites.