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Boeing Donates $500,000 to Assist with Wildfire Recovery and Relief Efforts

Boeing Donates $500,000 to Assist with Wildfire Recovery and Relief Efforts

Boeing has pledged $500,000 to help with disaster recovery and relief operations in Hawaii following the tragic wildfires that devastated Maui villages.

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“The Boeing family extends our heartfelt sympathies to the people of Hawaii in the aftermath of the tragic wildfires,” said Ziad Ojakli, executive vice president of Government Operations. “Through assistance to our nonprofit partners on the ground, we will help affected Maui residents meet their most immediate needs and contribute to the rebuilding of this beautiful community.”

Funding from the Boeing Charitable Trust will support the following organizations:

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  • $250,000 for American Red Cross to maintain shelters for those seeking refuge and provide comfort kits, clean-up kits, nourishing meals, information and other resources.
  • $250,000 for Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to provide rapid response and recovery including shelter, food, grief support and more to impacted communities.

In addition to corporate charitable contributions, Boeing workers give back to their communities through volunteer and charitable donation matching programmes. In keeping with Boeing’s employee gift match programmes, the business will match qualifying employee contributions to wildfire relief efforts.

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Disaster recovery and relief operations are consistent with Boeing’s continuous commitment to the communities in which our employees live and work. In Hawaii, Boeing employs 151 employees.

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Boeing is active and engaged with Hawaii communities, having donated over $760,000 to charity initiatives in the last five years. In 2022, Boeing will donate more than $6 million to disaster relief and humanitarian activities around the world.

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