The Boeing company [NYSE: BA] is committing USD 1 million from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with disaster relief across Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the company said.
The contributions will be directed through the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
In addition to corporate charitable and in-kind investments, Boeing employees give to their local communities by participating in volunteer programs, gift matching programs and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing. Consistent with Boeing employee gift match programs, the company will match qualifying employee contributions made to American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief.
Disaster relief efforts in the region align with Boeing´s ongoing commitment to the communities where the company has a presence. Boeing employs close to 4,000 people in Texas and supports an estimated 39,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state. Boeing is active and engaged in Texas communities, contributing more than USD 3.2 million in charitable contributions in 2016.
Chicago-based Boeing is the world´s largest aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top US exporter, the company supports airlines and US and allied government customers in 150 countries.