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Employer Response to September 11 Tragedy





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Texaco Inc. $5,000,000 pledged to government relief agencies
Texas Instruments - Texas Istruments employees worldwide donated over $500,000 which was matched by TI resulting in a total donation of over $1,000,000. We have also used resources from LifeWorks and WFD with our employees, managers, and HR community. We also have been having some small group sessions with our US employees from the Middle East to help us understand what issues there might be in our workplace.
Timberland Company Donated boots, socks, pants, jackets, and blankets to the relief effort
Toyota $1,000,000 donated to relief efforts
Tyson Fed thousands of rescuers and volunteers at the Pentagon
Unilever PC $2,000,000 donated to help children of attack victims
Unisys $1,000,000 donated to relief efforts
United Messaging Offered free email accounts to affected businesses and employees
United Parcel Service $5,000,000 in cash and in logistical and transportation services
Verity $1,000,000 donated to relief effort
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company Donating 500 Angel Bears, Police Bears and Firefighter Bears to all the families and children of the courageous firefighters, police officers, and rescue workers who lost their lives saving others. Each will come with printed personal messages collected from people around the country through the website www.vermontteddybear.com
Viacom $1,000,000 donated for disaster relief via American Red Cross and The September 11th Fund; matching employee donations; created and aired PSAs to raise millions of dollars in disaster relief; conducting employee blood drives and collection of supplies for rescue workers. In addition, subsidiary Blockbuster committed $1 million to The September 11th fund through corporate and employee contributions and an in-store fundraising drive at 5,300 locations.
Vivendi Universal - $5,000,000 donation to September 11th Fund; Match employee donations to the Fund on a 2-to-1 ratio
- Held a special group discussion with employees allowing them to talk, listen or share their feelings and thoughts on the tragedy that occurred on September 11th. With the assistance of EAP, counselors were available on-site to provide one-on-one sessions. Handouts relating to helping others cope with grief, bereavement, and dealing with stress were made available to all employees.
- Emergency clothing drive has been set up for rescue workers in Manhattan
- Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of a 20-year veteran of the company, who is declared missing, leaving behind her 18-year old daughter. Another one of our employees with 16 years of service has declared her husband missing. They have a 10-year old daughter. A memorial service is also being held for a former employee whose husband is declared missing. They have a 7-year old daughter. An Educational Fund has been set up for anyone interested in making a contribution for the surviving children.
Wachovia Corporation $1,000,000 donated to American relief efforts; First Union and Wachovia locations used as collection points for customer donations
Wal-Mart $2,000,000 pledged to national relief efforts; An additional $5,300,000 donated through Wal-Mart Foundation; Raised millions for relief effort by using over 3,200 Wal-Mart store and SAM'S CLUB locations as collection points
Walt Disney Established Survivor Relief Fund; Match employee donations
Williams $1,000,000 donated to relief effort
WorldCom Supplied office space, telephones, Internet service, and local and long distance phone service to emergency workers, government officials, and affected businesses.
Xerox $1,000,000 donated to NYC relief effort through company foundation
Yahoo! Raised millions for American Red Cross through its website; Part of consortium of Internet industry leaders that established the American Liberty Partnership

Since the September 11th disaster, Families and Work Institute has been collecting stories from the companies we work with concerning the efforts they have made to aid their employees, their communities and the ongoing relief activities. Additional information has been compiled from news sources and the Internet. We are proud to present this list of corporate responses to the September 11th attacks. We hope that you are inspired by the thoughtfulness and generosity of these corporations. The importance of the bond between workplace, family and community has never been more evident. Although we trust our sources, no attempt to verify the information has been made by FWI. Please notify us of any corrections that need to be made to the list by sending an e-mail to : fwipress@familiesandwork.org.
 
 
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