Boeing has committed US$1 million from its
Charitable Trust to assist with disaster relief across Texas in
the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The contributions will be directed through the
American Red Cross Society for Hurricane Harvey
"Our thoughts are with all our neighbors and
teammates throughout Texas who are dealing with the unprecedented
impact from Hurricane Harvey," said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing
chairman, president and CEO. "The American Red Cross is the most
effective organization to put this contribution to work as it
quickly brings recovery and relief efforts to those residents
hardest hit by this devastating storm."
In addition to
corporate charitable and in-kind investments, Boeing employees
give to their local communities by participating in volunteer
programs, gift matching programs and the Employees Community Fund
Consistent with Boeing employee gift match programs,
the company will match qualifying employee contributions made to
American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief.
Cross is working around the clock in extremely challenging
conditions in Texas to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey,"
said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross.
"We couldn't do it without the generosity of our amazing donors
like Boeing. With their support, the Red Cross can be there when
disaster strikes to respond with shelter, food and the necessary
supplies to ensure people are cared for, and to help during the
recovery process. We're extremely grateful for their support."
Boeing employs close to 4,000 people in Texas and
supports an estimated 39,000 direct and indirect jobs in the