Continental AG is making an immediate donation of 50,000 euros (more than $56,000) to support aid workers in the earthquake zone in Nepal.

"We are making disaster aid available swiftly and without any red tape and have chosen the charity of the Technisches Hilfswerk as the beneficiary organization," says Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart. "Our donation is expected to be used for a drinking water treatment facility and should help to provide direct aid in the affected area.

"Continental believes in bearing social and societal responsibility and therefore maintains special links with individuals and organizations dedicated to helping people in need. Fortunately, our own locations and employees were not directly affected by this earthquake and its horrible destructive power. The people in the disaster zones are in desperate need of help – not only do we want to help them, but we have to."

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