Submitted by: Motorola Solutions
Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions
Posted: Feb 10, 2010 – 10:30 AM EST
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 10 /CSRwire/ - Motorola, the Motorola Foundation and Motorola employees have provided more than $2 million in cash and in-kind products to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
The Motorola Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola, has increased to $513,000 its total cash donations to the American Red Cross and other relief agencies, including a $100,000 donation that was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Motorola employees also have generously donated more than $200,000 to the Red Cross.
In addition to cash donations, Motorola and the Motorola Foundation have provided more than $1.3 million in products such as two-way radios, rugged laptops, mobile phones, network base stations and other equipment to assist our customers, non-profit organizations and other relief agencies with on-the-ground efforts.
"With the enormous loss of life and infrastructure caused by the earthquake in Haiti, we feel a sense of urgency to continue to support the immediate relief and recovery efforts," said Karen Tandy, senior vice president, public affairs and communications. "Our ongoing support underscores Motorola's and our employees' commitment to delivering humanitarian assistance to communities in need."
About Motorola Foundation
The Motorola Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola. With employees located around the globe, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation focuses its funding on education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorola.com/giving or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
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