CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) said today that a company-sponsored special appeals program has committed more than $1.8 million to support relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti.
Boeing employee and retiree donations, which total more than $910,000 to date, are supporting American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. Those donations are being matched by the company, up to $1 million.
Company matching funds will be distributed in two parts: The first $100,000 also will support Red Cross relief efforts, while the remaining money--which could total $900,000 if the match goal is achieved--will be distributed by Boeing to support nongovernmental agencies that will help Haiti rebuild in the areas of education, health care and transportation.
"We recognize that there will be a long recovery process, not only for the people of Haiti but also for the country's hospitals, schools and roads. For this reason we will direct a major part of our contribution to partner with recovery organizations that are helping to build Haiti's future," said Anne Roosevelt, vice president, Global Corporate Citizenship.
Roosevelt said the company match will extend through February 12.
Boeing, through its Global Corporate Citizenship organization, supports disaster response around the world in partnership with nongovernmental agencies, nonprofits and others as well as its employees and retirees through a variety of ways, including cash contributions, volunteer efforts and in-kind donations.
Ann Beach, (312) 544-2997
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