The Boeing Company announced today that it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross for
Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and will match employee and retiree
contributions to that organization through the company’s Employees Community
Fund. The match is dollar-for-dollar for employees and 50 cents-on-the-dollar
for eligible employees retired from Boeing. It extends through September 26.Employees all over the company responded soon after the scale and scope of
the tragedy emerged, according to Toni Bailey, vice president, Boeing
Community and Education Relations. “Our hearts go out to all who have been
affected by this tragic event,” she said. Bailey added that the company
remains in close contact with the American Red Cross and will receive regular
updates on the progress of relief efforts.
The Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company is the world’s largest
employee-directed charitable organization, investing nearly $33 million per
year in communities around the globe where Boeing employees live and work.
Employees manage the funds locally at more than 50 Boeing sites and choose the
community organizations that receive help.