Disaster Relief

Each year, countless innocent people are affected by natural disasters. These disasters can often strike in the communities in which our associates and their families work and live. Our Disaster Relief Campaigns help victims rebuild their lives and their communities.

Since it was established in 2007, the Beckman Coulter Foundation has instituted Disaster Relief Campaigns for the Haiti Earthquake, California Wildfires, Midwest Floods and China Earthquake just to name a few. Beckman Coulter, Inc. associates from across the globe have donated toward these relief efforts with each donation being matched dollar-for-dollar by the foundation.

The Beckman Coulter Foundation is proud to partner with the following organizations in support of our disaster relief efforts:

American Red Cross

red_crossSince it was founded in 1881, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization who distinguishes itself by aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the American Red Cross has expanded its services, always with the goal of preventing and relieving suffering.

The American Red Cross focuses its disaster relief efforts on meeting the immediate needs of people following a disaster. At their core is the assistance they are able to provide to individuals and families to independently resume their normal daily activities following disasters.

Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, their volunteers ensure that those displaced by disasters have the items necessary to meet their immediate needs which includes food, shelter, counseling, shoes and clothing, toiletry items, medical replacement (prescriptions, glasses, etc), referrals to other community organizations and information to help with planning long-term recovery.

All American Red Cross disaster relief assistance is free and is made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.

Learn more about the American Red Cross.


AmeriCaresSince 1982, AmeriCares has responded with emergency relief and lifesaving aid to catastrophic disasters around the world that have affected millions of people.

Everyday, AmeriCares is prepared to respond to men, women and children in sudden crisis. Disaster relief and emergency medical supplies are strategically stocked to help in the world’s danger zones – places where hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and deadly disease outbreaks are most likely to occur. AmeriCares’ ongoing medical aid also strengthens their global capacity to deliver lifesaving medicines and medical supplies in times of great need.

AmeriCares’ emergency response teams have a proven track record of delivering urgently needed relief to survivors of natural and man-made disasters here at home and around the world. They provide medicines, hospital supplies, bottled water and water purification treatments, nutritional supplements and other critically needed aid. Their promise is simple: when people are in crisis, they will get the help they need — whenever they need it, and wherever they are.

Learn more about AmeriCares.

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nation’s leading doFeeding_Americamestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight against hunger.

Their network supports relief and recovery efforts in communities by distributing assistance through the more than 61,000 local agencies that they support. Feeding America also provides immediate relief through emergency feeding centers operated by NVOAD partners, including the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

Feeding America first took an active role in disaster relief services in 1989, following Hurricane Hugo, which devastated several states in the Southeastern U.S., and the Loma Prieta earthquake, which caused significant damage in San Francisco and the Central California Coast. Since then, the Feeding America network of more than 200 food banks has been committed to responding to major disasters, and is dedicated to helping those areas hit by disasters recover.

Feeding America is a member of the National Voluntary Relief Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), a coalition of disaster relief organizations.

Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including 14 million children nearly 3 million seniors.

Learn more about Feeding America.