HP Company Foundation Donates $500,000 to Haiti Earthquake Relief
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2010 - The Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation today announced that it has committed $500,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to support relief efforts in Haiti following the earthquake that devastated the country this week.
The HP Company Foundation also announced that it has committed up to $250,000 to match eligible contributions by employees of HP in support of the earthquake relief efforts.
The earthquake is reported to have been the worst to hit Haiti in 200 years, and the United Nations estimates that tens of thousands of people may have been killed. The funds committed by the HP Company Foundation will, through the American Red Cross, go toward supporting short-term relief as well as helping the long-term reconstruction work needed to rebuild the country.
Marcela Perez de Alonso, chair of the HP Company Foundation and executive vice president of Human Resources, HP, said, “We are all extremely shocked by the devastation that has hit Haiti, and we are pleased to be able to support the critical relief efforts being conducted by organizations such as the American Red Cross.
“The road to recovery will be a long one, and we are working with our stakeholders, customers, partners and employees on additional in-kind services to provide ongoing support for this tragedy. Together we hope to help rebuild much of the vital infrastructure that was destroyed by the earthquake and help with many of the other relief efforts.”
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