Universal Audio Community Generates $50,000 to Japanese Earthquake Relief

June 2, 2011 10:05:45 PM PDT
Universal Audio's President Matt Ward presents a $50,000
donation to Santa Cruz County Red Cross CEO Rita Chick.

Like the rest of the world, the employees of Universal Audio were shocked and saddened by the devastation caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. To help the people of Japan rebuild, UA worked with its UAD Powered Plug-Ins customers in April 2011, developing a promotion that resulted in a joint “customer and company” donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross – which will use the money to provide shelter, food, emotional support, and other assistance to victims of Japan's devastating twin natural disasters.

“Although they may have slipped from the headlines over the past few weeks, the people of Japan are still suffering in large numbers from the largest catastrophe in that nation’s history,” said Bill Putnam, founder of Universal Audio.

“In April, we worked jointly with the American Red Cross and our customers to raise a $50,000 donation, which will directly support the relief efforts in Japan. Our customers were extremely generous, and we thank them for their outpouring of support.”

“The American Red Cross is grateful for Universal Audio’s compassion following what has been declared one of the most devastating earthquakes in history,” said said Rita Chick, Chief Executive Officer of the Santa Cruz County Chapter of the American Red Cross.  “Universal Audio’s incredible donation of $50,000 will help the American Red Cross channel support to our partner in Japan that is playing a critical humanitarian role and comforting the survivors.”

UA would like to thank both our UAD customers and the Red Cross.  Working together, we helped make a difference for the people of Japan.

— Amanda Whiting