In response to the major wildfires in Colorado, Agilent Technologies Foundations, headquartered in Santa Clara and a major employer in Colorado Springs and across the nation, is making a donation in the amount of $100,000 to the American Red Cross. In addition, Agilent will match employee’s gifts up to $50,000.
In Colorado, nearly 1,000 trained Red Cross disaster workers are supporting relief efforts where the fires destroyed over 500 homes and threatened as many as 30,000.
“Agilent and its people are eager to help our colleagues in Colorado,” says Steve Beitler, Silicon Valley Manager of Government and Public Affairs. “Our company has a long history in Colorado and in working with the American Red Cross, which is doing critical work on the ground under very trying conditions.”
The wildfire began June 23 and spread rapidly due to dry, windy conditions and high temperatures. Known as the Waldo Canyon fire, it has burned 29 square miles of land resulting in extensive damage, including an Agilent facility in Colorado Springs. Hot summer weather has sparked fires in other parts of Colorado over the past weeks as well.
HOW PEOPLE CAN HELP Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to local American Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
About the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter
The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Santa Clara County residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.redcross.org/siliconvalley or call us at 1-877-727-6771. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.