EVERETT, Wash., March 26, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced two donations totaling $100,000 to provide immediate aid and relief to victims of the deadly mudslide in Snohomish County.
The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing Puget Sound will give $25,000 to Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington, Wash. This grant is being supplemented by an additional $75,000 donation from the company.
Of that company donation, $50,000 is earmarked to United Way of Snohomish County and $25,000 to the Snohomish County chapter of the American Red Cross. ECF has also pledged to match individual donations to Cascade Valley Hospital for the relief effort up to an additional $25,000.
“The Oso mudslide is a terrible tragedy that's had a deep impact on all of us at Boeing and our Washington state community," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “We at Boeing want to help our employees and neighbors who have been directly touched by the mudslide. Know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time."
Boeing employs approximately 40,000 people in Snohomish County. The Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound allows donors to support the needs of their local communities through tax-deductible recurring payroll deductions or one-time gifts. The fund strives to return 100 percent of the dollars contributed to the areas where contributors live and work.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this tragic event,” said Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. “I went to Mount St. Helens 34 years ago when it erupted, and this devastation reminds me very much of the devastation I saw then. We have been deeply affected, as individuals, families and a community. This is a time to reach out and support a friend, a neighbor.”
Other financial donations can be made at the United Way website and the Red Cross website. Cascade Valley Hospital’s website offers additional information on how to help.
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Boeing Media Relations
More information: http://community.web.boeing.com/wa/ecf.cfm?gcc=ecf