Boeing announced yesterday it plans to contribute $2 million to assist in Japan’s recovery.
The contribution comes from The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and employee contributions. Money raised from Boeing employees will go to the American Red Cross. The company and relief agencies are currently discussing how the Boeing’s contributions can best be used.
“While all of us at Boeing are saddened by the loss of life and unimaginable destruction of this tragedy, we are deeply moved by the strength and resolve of the Japanese people,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney. “Through the generosity of our employees and funds provided by the company, we will support immediate needs for emergency supplies, food and medical care through the American Red Cross and help ease the enormous task of longer-term recovery and reconstruction.”