GE & GE Foundation Contribute Equipment and Funds to Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

GE & GE Foundation Contribute Equipment and Funds to Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

  • GE donates medical equipment to Norman Regional Hospital to respond to the influx of patients created by the devastation of Moore Medical Center
  • The GE Foundation also gave $250,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Giving Program to support relief in Oklahoma, Texas and other disaster areas
  • GE Foundation matching employee contributions to non-profits helping with disaster relief

FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to the severe tornado that struck the suburbs of Oklahoma City, GE and the GE Foundation have committed equipment and funding to support relief and recovery efforts. This includes donating GE Healthcare medical equipment and accessories to Norman Regional Hospital, which is seeing an influx of patients due to the complete devastation of Moore Medical Center by the storm.

Norman Regional Health Foundation Executive Director Anne Clouse said, “When a community is literally torn apart by a disaster like this, it takes a whole other community of support to help us through this crisis. GE’s gift of this equipment is both timely and very much appreciated.”

The GE Foundation also announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster GivingProgram. This program ensures an immediate response to meet the needs of people who are affected by all disasters. This adds to the GE Foundation’s previous $1 million grant to the American Red Cross, which is providing much-needed support to the thousands of people affected by recent events.

GE Foundation Chairman and President Bob Corcoran said, “While local agencies and relief organizations are still determining the full scope of destruction from this tornado, we have employees, customers and neighbors who have experienced loss. We hope that the donation of both equipment and disaster relief funds can help this community as they begin to recover from this devastating event.”

The GE Foundation is also supporting the charitable efforts of its employees and retirees with a 100% match of funds to qualified relief organizations. The GE Foundation created its matching gift program in 1954 to support employees in their personal philanthropy by providing a dollar-for-dollar match.

About the GE Foundation

The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of GE, works to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. With its partners, the GE Foundation focuses its efforts in the areas of health, education, the environment and disaster relief. In 2012, the GE family invested more than $219 million to global community and educational needs. For more information, visit www.gefoundation.com.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE  ) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.



GE
Andrea Doane, 203-373-2851
andrea.doane@ge.com

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Connecticut  Oklahoma

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:

Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2452062, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 11/26/2014 7:12:26 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...