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U.S. Firms Aid Victims of Haiti Earthquake

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. companies are stepping up and lending their support and dollars after the devastating 7.0 Haiti earthquake shook the country earlier this week.

Everyone from banks to retailers -- many of which were struggling themselves to stay afloat amid the recession -- are lending support.

General Electric (GE) made one of the largest donations, of $2.5 million. It has already given $1 million to the Red Cross and $500,000 to UNICEF. The company said it will match all contributions made by employees.

Financial institutions also turned their attention away from all the bonus-and-taxing drama to help. Citibank (C - Get Report) announced that it is giving $2 million, while Bank of America (BAC - Get Report), Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) each pledged $1 million. Other companies like Coca-Cola (KO - Get Report), Google (GOOG - Get Report) and Lowe's (LOW) also agreed to spend $1 million for relief efforts.

Royal Carribbean (RCL) and Comcast (CMCSA) also pledged $1 million.

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT - Get Report) pledged $600,000 -- $500,000 in monetary relief and $100,000 in pre-packaged food kits -- to Red Cross. It has also launched a Web site that allows customers to donate.

Pledges are also coming from Kellogg (K), Kraft Foods (KFT), Western Union (WU), General Motors (GM - Get Report) and Wells Fargo (WFC - Get Report).

Other organizations are lending their services to help victims. American Airlines (AMR) and FedEx (FDX) have offered to fly supplies to Haiti. Drug maker Abbott Laboratories (ABT) will provide pharmaceutical and nutritional products along with a $1 million grant, while 3M (MMM) has announced that it is looking to see what medical supplies it can provide.

Likewise, Crocs (CROX) said that it will donate shoes to Haiti victims and Walgreen (CROX) announced offering both monetary relief and supplies.

Read on for more images and information from the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake....
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