CORNING, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- Corning Incorporated and other high-tech firms are helping to support disaster victims and their families in New York City and Washington D.C., with corporate contributions, and through an employee and retiree donation effort. Corning, through its Corning Foundation will donate $100,000 to the September 11th Fund, created by the United Way and The New York Community Trust. The fund will provide immediate support to established emergency assistance agencies in New York and other cities affected by Tuesday's attacks.
The Foundation also is making a $100,000 donation directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Additionally, the Foundation will contribute $1 for every $1 donated by Corning employees and retirees to the Disaster Relief Fund. The program is available to all Corning employees and retirees throughout the world.
Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it is giving $5 million in cash and $5 million in software and services to help relief groups and government agencies deal with the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Cisco Systems, which lost an employee on American Airlines flight 77, is giving $6 million to various aid organizations in New York City and Washington, D.C. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $1 million to the September 11th Fund. Amazon.com's online fundraising has already pulled in $1 million.