Company Matched Employee Donations
In an effort to support the victims
of Hurricane Katrina, BAE Systems has matched the $1,167,669 in
donations from employees across the company for a total
contribution of $2,335,338 to the American Red Cross.
"The American Red Cross needs its partners like never before in
this unprecedented disaster," said Marsha J. Evans, Red Cross
President and CEO. "We are grateful to BAE Systems for coming
forward with urgently needed financial help."
In addition to the monetary donation, BAE Systems employees
across the country donated their time, sending much needed supplies
to their co-workers at the Gautier and Hattiesburg, MS, facilities
in the days following Hurricane Katrina landfall. Those donations
also supported local officials in the area.
Upon learning the outcome of the
efforts by employees, BAE Systems, Inc. president and chief
executive officer Mark Ronald stated, "I am never surprised at the
generosity of BAE Systems employees, but I am certainly proud of
Earlier this year in the aftermath of the Southwest Asia
tsunami, BAE Systems employees conducted a similar matching
campaign which resulted in a donation of nearly $520,000 to the
American Red Cross.
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the
development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and
aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The
company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft,
combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics,
communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems.