MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde and its employees in the U.S. raised over $480,000 during the course of their 2013 Linde Cares giving campaign. Contributors to the campaign included employees of Linde North America, Linde Engineering and Linde Process Plants -- continuing a tradition of contributing both financial and human resources to support various charitable organizations and causes.
A long-time supporter of United Way, Linde added the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association to its annual Linde Cares campaign in 2008. For the 2013 Linde Cares campaign, employees raised over $240,000 which, combined with Linde's corporate match, brought the grand total to $480,000. In addition, Linde and its employees also contributed $43,000 to the American Red Cross for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines and the Oklahoma tornadoes.
At the presentation reception at Linde North America headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, Pat Murphy, president of the Americas for Linde, presented donations to James W. Horne, president/CEO United Way-Union County and Christy Hodde, community chapter executive, American Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads.
"I am delighted to present these organizations with their portion of the 2013 contributions which represent the continued generosity of Linde employees," Murphy said. "I am very proud to be associated with such a selfless group of people."
United Way's Horne said, "We use these funds to serve families in need. Linde's support is critical as we touch the lives of so many children and their parents by providing emergency relief when they need it most. We support and work with organizations that have a direct impact on communities with high poverty and high unemployment rates. We are very thankful for the continued support and volunteer efforts by Linde employees."
During the year, Linde employees also donated thousands of hours of their own time to support the activities of these charities. "This is another clear demonstration of their keen awareness of the life-sustaining support these charities provide," said Stan Borowiec vice president, product management for Linde North America and chairman of the 2013 Linde Cares campaign.
"The American Red Cross is grateful to Linde North America and its employees for their compassionate support to assist those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes and the typhoon in the Philippines," said Hodde. "Through their generosity, the Red Cross is able to help provide relief from these devastating disasters."
The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 63,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn (USD 19.9 bn). The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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