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Intel Inside Red Cross With $1 Million For Katrina Relief

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Intel’s philanthropic division, the Intel Foundation, channeled a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. The foundation will also match employee contributions in support of the relief effort during the month of September.

In a communication to employees, Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini commented on the emotions unleashed by the tragedy: “The thought that major cities will not be inhabitable for weeks or even months is something Americans have never had to face before. There is, of course, the eerie, striking similarity with the tsunami of last December. Thousands dead, families torn apart — a hole in the human spirit is created by a terrible natural event.”

American Red Cross President Marsha J. Evans responded to the announcement of Intel’s support for relief efforts, saying, “The Intel Foundation and Intel’s employees have once again stepped forward with critical support in a time of great need. The Red Cross is grateful to have Intel as an ally as we face the challenge of responding to this unprecedented disaster.”

The Intel Foundation is also working with other companies and organizations to help determine communications infrastructure hardware needs required for relief efforts.

The Intel Foundation’s primary aims are at educational donations but they do some other charitable work as well. This is a good example.

Katrina’s devastion is vast and catastrophic and it’s been called “America’s Tsunami as thousand are dead and many more are without homes, jobs, etc. If you wish to donate to Katrina relief efforts, please contact the American Red Cross.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

Intel Inside Red Cross With $1 Million For Katrina Relief
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