Tropical Storm Harvey. Photo: NASA
Boeing is committing $1 million, and perhaps more, to aid in relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The manufacturer said it is contributing $1 million from the Boeing Charitable Trust to the American Red Cross, as well as supporting its employees as they participate in programs.
The company said its employees are participating in volunteer programs and gift-matching programs to donate resources to efforts in Texas. They are also participating in the Employees Community Fund of Boeing. Boeing said it will match qualifying employee contributions made to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
"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."
Boeing said it has nearly 4,000 employees and supports 39,000 direct and indirect jobs in Texas.