The Boeing Company announced a 500,000 euro charitable donation to the American Red Cross as result of recent devastating flooding in Germany. The funds will be used by German authorities for emergency power distribution and relief supplies, communication improvements with medical services help from first responders.
"Our hearts go out to all of the people of Germany who have been impacted by these devastating floods," said Marc Allen, Boeing's chief strategy officer, senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development and interim leader of Government Operations.
"Through our partnership with the American Red Cross and German Red Cross, we are working quickly to bring much-needed emergency funding to communities hit hardest by these recent events. Germany is an important partner to both the U.S. and to Boeing, and we hope that this emergency assistance package provides some level of relief during these difficult times."
"Boeing has a strong relationship with Germany and we feel that it is our responsibility to stand at the side of the German people in these exceptional circumstances," added Dr. Michael Haidinger, president of Boeing Germany.
The Red Cross has been working tirelessly to provide assistance in the aftermath of a devastating flood. More than 3,000 workers from Germany are assisting people all across North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate who have lost their homes or loved ones following what is now known as one of Europe's worst natural disasters on record. The work will not stop anytime soon, with damage estimates going well into billions so far.
"The American Red Cross is grateful for partners like Boeing for stepping up during these unprecedented times," said Koby Langley, senior vice president of International Services for the American Red Cross. "Boeing's contribution supports the Red Cross efforts to help communities affected by flooding in Germany. We are deeply grateful for their generous support during this challenging time."
Boeing remains committed to its German employees and facilities.
Boeing continues to monitor the situation in Germany, ensuring that all Boeing personnel will be safe during this time of upheaval. All current operations are normal at our facilities both inside and outside of Berlin.
Boeing supports the community with disaster relief efforts in Germany. They are actively engaged by supporting an estimated 23,000 direct and indirect jobs. Boeing is also active through charitable giving to German communities totaling over €240,000 for 2020.