One of our largest commitments is to the United Way through annual campaigns in all U.S. locations and Colonsay, Saskatchewan. In 2008, Mosaic employees donated $1.5 million to the United Way, with the Company matching dollar for dollar for a total of $3 million. At Mosaic's other mines and facilities in Saskatchewan we have a program that matches employee giving and supports programs such as the Mosaic Heart Centre in Regina.
Mosaic has employees around the globe, and we do all we can to help our greater community when natural disasters strike. Our recent Red Cross relief efforts include $200,000 for earthquakes in China and $200,000 for Midwest floods. We also donated $150,000 for hurricane relief in Louisiana and Florida in recent years.
In 2008, Mosaic became a partner of Habitat for Humanity in Saskatchewan, committing $450,000 to build 37 homes over a three-year period. The donation will support the Regina and Saskatoon chapters of Habitat for Humanity and will allow the organization to establish new chapters in Moose Jaw and Yorkton.