Boeing Donates $200,000 to Support Flood Recovery and Relief Efforts in Brazil

Boeing [NYSE: BA] is committing $200,000 from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with recovery and relief efforts following the recent flooding in Brazil. Funds will support the BrazilFoundation’s Rio Grande do Sul Humanitarian Campaign to provide immediate humanitarian aid and ongoing efforts to rebuild in the region.

“In face of their significant adversity, we stand in solidarity with the people of Rio Grande do Sul,” said Dr. Brendan Nelson AO, president of Boeing Global. “Through these funds, Boeing is committed to aiding the flood victims and supporting efforts to rebuild the state.”

“We are humbled by the outpouring of support we have received on behalf of the people of Rio Grande do Sul,” said Rebecca Tavares, CEO and president of BrazilFoundation. “We are providing humanitarian aid focused on rescue, water, food, medicine, and sanitary supplies and are preparing for the long-term reconstruction of the region. We are grateful for Boeing’s solidarity during this time of crisis.”

In addition to corporate charitable investments, Boeing employees give to their local communities by participating in volunteer and charitable gift match programs. Consistent with Boeing employee gift match programs, the company will match qualifying employee contributions made in support of relief efforts.

Disaster recovery and relief efforts in Brazil align with Boeing’s ongoing commitment to the communities where the company has a presence. Brazil is home to one of 15 Boeing engineering centers around the world that develop cutting-edge technology to drive aerospace innovation. Boeing Brazil also supports airline customers, leads aerospace research and sustainability efforts in the country. Boeing has provided $5 million in charitable contributions over the last 10 years in Brazil.

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