Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced a $500,000 (equivalent to IDR 7.2 billion) donation from the Boeing
Charitable Trust to CARE in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in
Indonesia. Funds will be used to
increase capacity of local health centers, provide inflatable
negative pressure tents and beds to accommodate COVID-19 patients,
as well as personal protective equipment kits and food supplements
for health care workers.
"Boeing stands by the people of Indonesia as the highly contagious COVID-19
delta variant continues to spread across the country, leaving
families and communities in desperate need of assistance," said Sir
Michael Arthur, president of Boeing
International. "We are in this fight against COVID-19 together, and
Boeing is committed to helping communities respond to this most
recent surge in cases. This donation will help save lives and
support those impacted the most."
"As the COVID-19 crisis grows in densely populated areas in
Indonesia, CARE's support to
treatment facilities and isolation centers is more critical than
ever," said Bonaria Siahaan, CEO Yayasan CARE Peduli (CARE
Indonesia). "We are grateful to our partners at Boeing for joining
this enormous effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect
the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities."
Only slightly more than 11% of the Indonesian population has
been fully vaccinated against the virus. CARE is currently
mobilizing response efforts that include converting health centers
into treatment facilities and isolation centers; supporting
communities with water and sanitation facilities; and providing
nutritional support for vulnerable children under the age of 5.
CARE is also ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of the
COVID-19 vaccine in the region.
Arthur added, "In addition, Boeing's commitment includes
doubling every dollar of contribution made by our own staff, many
of whom are of Indonesian origin, as well as working closely with
CARE Indonesia to ensure these funds have the most impact
protecting the local communities."
As part of the Boeing Gift Match program, the company will match
dollar for dollar monetary donations made by Boeing employees to
charitable organizations supporting COVID-19 relief in Indonesia. This will extend the reach of
assistance being provided to the Indonesian people.
The health and well-being of Boeing employees and their families
remain a top priority for the company. Boeing has advised employees
in the region to heed all local public health warnings and
encouraged employees to get vaccinated where possible.
COVID-19 relief efforts in Indonesia align with Boeing's ongoing
commitment to the communities where Boeing employees live and work.
Boeing's presence in Indonesia
spans more than 70 years. Over the past decade, Boeing has
contributed more than $2.8 million in
charitable giving in the country.
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Founded in 1945 with the creation of the
CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting
global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor
girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they
have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of
poverty. Last year, CARE worked in over 100 countries, reaching
more than 90 million people through 1,300 projects. To learn more,
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