Rockwell Collins contributes $2 million for flood relief; establishes recovery fund
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa . - In response to historic flooding in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area, Rockwell Collins announced it will make an initial $2 million contribution to aid local flood relief efforts. The funds will be used to support the immediate needs of flood victims, as well as ongoing clean-up and restoration activities.
The company has also established the Rockwell Collins Flood Recovery Fund to enable employees and retirees to donate to flood relief efforts. Rockwell Collins is also coordinating with its suppliers and friends who want to help address the financial needs of flood victims and the community. For more information visit www.rockwellcollins.com/floodrecovery.
“This catastrophic event has affected the lives of nearly everyone in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area,” said Rockwell Collins Chairman, President and CEO Clay Jones. “We hope these actions will help our communities begin the recovery and renewal process.”
Rockwell Collins is also formulating plans to mobilize teams of employees to assist in the ongoing cleanup and recovery efforts once the floodwaters recede. Company officials are coordinating with local and national disaster relief organizations to determine when and how these teams can best serve flood victims’ needs. Additional information regarding the company’s ongoing flood relief efforts will be provided as details are confirmed.
“Our thoughts are with all who have lost their homes and businesses and we stand ready to assist our employees, friends and neighbors recover from this unprecedented disaster,” said Jones. “Rockwell Collins has been an integral part of Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area for 75 years. I look forward to working with local business and civic leaders to rebuild, restore and revitalize our community to make it even better than before.”
Rockwell Collins facilities in Cedar Rapids and throughout eastern Iowa remain open and operating.
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