HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today pledged up to $250,000 to match employee contributions to Red Cross disaster relief efforts following this week's devastating earthquake in Haiti.
UTC will match 100 percent of individual contributions to Red Cross relief efforts up to $250 per employee, for a program maximum of $250,000 in matching funds. The Red Cross is raising money to pay for food, water, shelter, medical supplies and other humanitarian relief urgently needed in affected areas.
"UTC and its employees are saddened by the tragedy unfolding in Haiti," said UTC Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Louis Chenevert. "The company is pleased to join with employees who are interested in contributing to help ease the suffering of those affected by this natural disaster."
UTC employees in the U.S. who wish to donate may do so through the American Red Cross Web site at http://american.redcross.org/supporthaiti. UTC employees living outside the U.S. may donate via the International Red Cross at http://donate.ifrc.org.
UTC employees can apply for the company match to their contributions through UTC's global matching gift program. Details on how to apply for the match will be communicated to UTC's more than 200,000 employees worldwide via company intranet sites.
United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries. UTC's products include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells.
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