Medtronic announced today a grant of $100,000 to the Philippines Red Cross to support relief efforts in the areas affected by the Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8.
Medtronic employees wishing to assist directly with local recovery efforts are allowed five days of paid leave in order to serve as needed. Additionally, employee donations to qualified disaster relief organizations will be doubled through Medtronic’s Matching Grants program.
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. Through Medtronic Philanthropy, it supports Red Cross and Red Crescent societies worldwide to respond to natural disasters.