Boeing Donates $2 Million to Support Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Efforts

79 Boeing Donates $2 Million to Support Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Efforts

<br /> Boeing Donates $2 Million to Support Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Efforts<br />

– Support for the Florida Disaster Relief Fund, American Red Cross, and others will provide immediate assistance and resources in affected Florida communities

PR Newswire



Oct. 3, 2022

/PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is committing

$2 million

to assist with on the ground disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the company announced. This includes a


donation to the

Volunteer Florida Foundation

, the state’s lead agency for volunteer and national service that directly manages the Florida Disaster Relief fund.

“The destruction left behind in the wake of Hurricane Ian is devastating and heartbreaking. Our thoughts go out to our colleagues and all those impacted by the storms,” said

David Calhoun

, Boeing president and CEO. “Boeing and our teammates stand ready to support the people of


, and we are hopeful that this assistance will help with ongoing search and rescue missions as well as bring some relief to those who are suffering.”

“On behalf of Volunteer Florida, we would like to thank Boeing for their significant financial contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund in response to the state-wide recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian, said CEO of Volunteer Florida Josie Tamayo. “Their contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund will help provide essential services in rebuilding our affected communities.”

Included in the

$2 million

commitment from Boeing and the Boeing Charitable Trust is a grant of


,000 to the

American Red Cross

for evacuation centers across the state. The more than

$1 million

remaining will fund additional organizations to help impacted


communities with short and long-term needs such as clean up, repairs and rebuilding.

“Thanks to Boeing’s generous donation, the Red Cross and our partners are on the ground supporting those in need after Hurricane Ian came ashore as a powerful Category 4 storm,” said

Anne McKeough

, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are grateful for partners like Boeing as we work together to provide help and hope for communities in the wake of this destructive hurricane.”

In addition to corporate charitable investments, Boeing employees give to their local communities by participating in volunteer programs, gift matching programs and the Employee Disaster Relief Fund – an employee-managed fund that provides individual disaster aid for employees affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters. Consistent with Boeing employee gift match programs, the company will match qualifying employee contributions made in support of Hurricane Ian relief.

Disaster recovery and relief efforts in


align with Boeing’s ongoing commitment to the communities where the company has a presence. Boeing employs more than 2,730 people in


, who support both defense and commercial customers in the areas of space, aircraft modifications and sustainment, and commercial aviation services with the largest concentrations in

Kennedy Space Center


Fort Walton Beach






Boeing is active and engaged in


, providing a combined

$35 million

in charitable contributions over the last five years.

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity. Join our team and find your purpose at



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