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Texas Instruments and Texas Instruments Foundation support Haiti earthquake relief

Foundation contributes to American Red Cross, matches TI employee and retiree donations

Jan 25, 2010

DALLAS (Jan. 25, 2010) Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Texas Instruments (TI) and the Texas Instruments Foundation initiated support of the American Red Cross relief efforts.

The Texas Instruments Foundation announced contributions of up to $200,000, donating $100,000 directly to the American Red Cross International Response Fund (IRF) and matching employee and retiree gifts of up to another $100,000 for any gifts made through a dedicated online site or directly to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund or the Red Cross IRF through March 31.

"The Haiti earthquake has taken countless lives, left millions of people struggling to survive and caused immense infrastructure damage in this impoverished country,” said Sam Self, chairman of the Texas Instruments Foundation. “Our efforts seek to extend the reach of contributions to support relief and redevelopment. We recognize how great the needs are and support the Red Cross’ immediate response to this tragic situation.”

"We wanted to provide the most efficient, coordinated way for compassionate TI employees and retirees to respond immediately,” said Ezra Penermon, TI director of community relations. “Our online site, set up last week, gives them the option of designating their contribution to either the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund or the Red Cross IRF.”

TI employees or retirees who have any questions about how to access the online contributions site should contact ezra@ti.com.

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