RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – RTI International and its staff members donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Oklahoma tornado victims.
Shortly after deadly storms passed through Moore, Okla., May 21, RTI offered to match employee contributions to the relief effort.
In response, RTI staff members contributed $10,975, and RTI added $14,025, for a total contribution of $25,000.
RTI president and CEO Wayne Holden presented the donations to representatives from the Central North Carolina chapter of the Red Cross Thursday, June 6.
“Once again, our staff members have risen to the occasion and generously supported those in need,” said Wayne Holden, RTI president and CEO. “We’re proud of them and pleased to support the disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross.”
Stan Morris of the Triangle Red Cross said, "Without partners like RTI, it would be impossible for the Red Cross to continue our mission of delivering disaster relief to families in our own community and across the country."
The Red Cross is using donations to support wide-ranging relief efforts for those impacted by the deadly tornadoes that damaged Moore and other parts of the state in recent weeks.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/triangle or on twitter @tacredcross
About RTI International
RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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