SAN DIEGO -- January 5, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that it has contributed $25,000 to assist the American Red Cross in providing disaster relief to the communities that have been impacted by the wildfire in San Diego's east county.
"Qualcomm is pleased to make this contribution to the Red Cross to support their efforts to provide disaster relief for the communities, families and individuals affected by this unfortunate fire," said Dr. Daniel L. Sullivan, senior vice president of human resources for Qualcomm. "The Red Cross will be able to use these financial resources in areas that are most needed. Qualcomm remains committed to the communities of the San Diego area, where the majority of our employees reside."
"Although we are mandated by Congress to provide disaster relief, we are not a government agency and do not receive government funding. The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of those in our community and once again, as they have done many times in the past, Qualcomm has stepped up to help in a time of significant need. This donation greatly supports our ability to respond as we have to the Viejas/Alpine fires," said Dodie Rotherham, CEO of American Red Cross, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter. "While this unfortunate tragedy has affected many individuals, it is gratifying to know that there are those that care enough to help the residents of our community in their time of need. Qualcomm is one such organization and we are extremely grateful for their generous support."
The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross responded immediately to the east county fire that began on Wednesday, January 3, opening two evacuation shelters as several hundred people fled to safety. The American Red Cross will assist all families displaced and affected by this fire. Assistance includes help in finding temporary housing, providing food, purchasing clothing, replacing furniture and providing referrals to medical care and crisis counseling.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 90 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2000 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.