Qualcomm Donates 58,000 Euro to ASB Munich’s Crisis Intervention Team
MUNICH, Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced it is providing additional support for the nonprofit work of the Crisis Intervention Team Munich (Krisen-Interventions-Team: KIT) by making another generous donation, this time totaling more than €58,000 (US$86,600). Back in October 2008, the Company donated €78,000 (US$99,800) to KIT.
KIT Munich is a project being run by the Worker’s Samaritan Federation (ASB), Munich/Upper Bavaria chapter, in which specially qualified voluntary emergency rescuers help, advise and support people immediately after serious incidents. The project is mainly financed by donations and funds from the ASB. Support for KIT Munich has originated out of Qualcomm’s Munich office, once again underlining Qualcomm’s worldwide commitment to social responsibility.
“The previous donation by Qualcomm last year marked the inception of the KITz project, an initiative aimed at children. What’s more, we were able to make long overdue investments, among them a new uniform and repairs to our emergency vehicle,” says Peter Zehentner, head of KIT Munich. “The renewed support from Qualcomm has enabled us to finally buy a new emergency vehicle so that we are always ready to go into action. The donation also ensures that KITz can continue to provide special support and advice for children who need uncomplicated help after traumatic events, as well as for their parents and guardians.”
“At Qualcomm, we believe that by supporting worthwhile local organizations such as KIT we can have a major impact on their success,” says Thomas Nindl, business development director at Qualcomm Germany. “As an honorary employee of the ASB, I know the organisation very well. They have done an exceptional job meeting the needs of children suffering from extreme shock and traumas.”
Qualcomm’s dedication to being a socially responsible company reaches beyond company borders. Among other achievements, it has been named among FORTUNE magazine’s lists of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and Most Admired Companies for 10 years in a row.
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