September 05, 2005

Nokia To Help Katrina Victims

Thanks to Nokia's matching contributions, my donations will be doubly helpful...

Help victims of Hurricane Katrina by donating to the American Red Cross.

From All Headline News:

Nokia To Help Katrina Victims

September 3, 2005 4:10 p.m. EST
Douglas Maher - All Headline News Staff Reporter

Irving, Texas (AHN) - Private corporations have opened their wallets in a big way in the past 72 hours as scenes of devastation have played out on television and the Internet all week long from the Gulf Coast of the U.S.

To aid in continued efforts to provide food and shelter to people affected by Hurricane Katrina's devastation, Nokia has made a donation of $1 million to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has placed priority on meeting the most urgent and critical needs of emergency shelter, food and water.

Mobile phones will be donated to the Red Cross at shelters in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, to help evacuees contact family members. Nokia is also providing support to wireless network operators working to re-establish service in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Nokia will also match employee contributions to disaster relief efforts at 100 percent.

"We are deeply saddened by the events of this week in the Gulf Coast States, and on behalf of our employees, express our sympathies to those affected by Hurricane Katrina," says Timothy Eckersley, Senior Vice President of Nokia.

"We at Nokia feel especially compelled to be involved in relief efforts given our long-standing relationship with the City of New Orleans, most notably through the Nokia Sugar Bowl. We are committed to serving the immediate and long-term needs of the citizens of New Orleans."

Posted by cybette at September 5, 2005 02:46 AM
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