Boeing donates $500,000 to Turkey for earthquake recovery, humanitarian relief

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Boeing has donated $500,000 to Turkey for earthquake recovery and humanitarian relief. 

The donation from Boeing Charitable Trust will be directed through the American Red Cross and designated for recovery and relief efforts by the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network.

The company will also match dollar-for-dollar monetary donations from employees to charitable organizations supporting earthquake recovery and relief projects in Turkey via Boeing’s Gift Match program.

The American aircraft manufacturer said that disaster relief efforts in Turkey align with the company’s ongoing commitment to the communities where Boeing employees live and work. 

Boeing has been active and engaged in Turkish communities for more than 70 years. 

“Boeing is committed to supporting those who have been impacted – including our teammates, their families and the broader community,” Ziad Ojakli, executive vice president of Government Operations said in a statement

“We deeply appreciate the American Red Cross and Red Crescent teams in the region for providing the life-sustaining services that people need so they can focus on disaster relief, and eventually move toward recovery and rebuilding,” Ojakli further said. 

The current death toll of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023 has reached more than 33,000.

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