Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced that the Company has committed $1.5 million to support relief and recovery efforts after this week's devastating wildfires in San Diego County. The total commitment includes immediate donations of $100,000 to the San Diego/Imperial Counties American Red Cross Chapter and $100,000 to Volunteer San Diego. Over the next several weeks, the remaining $1.3 million will be directed to various nonprofit and first responder organizations providing fire relief and recovery efforts via Qualcomm's corporate giving program, employee matching grant program and donations in recognition of employee volunteer efforts.
In addition to a monetary contribution, Qualcomm is providing technical expertise and resources to assist 2-1-1 San Diego to be able to efficiently provide emergency information to the public via its website (www.211SanDiego.org). In order to address the overwhelming demand for information from the community, Qualcomm and other partners have been able to significantly improve the responsiveness and relevancy of the web site's data. In addition, Qualcomm has provided equipment to the 2-1-1 San Diego call center to assist with their operations.
“Qualcomm is deeply saddened by the devastation and impact of the fires in our community and we are committed to supporting recovery efforts throughout the county. Qualcomm has a long history as a technology innovator and we are pleased to be able to use our resources to support our local community at this time,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chief executive officer of Qualcomm. “We extend our thoughts and good wishes to our employees, their families and others affected, as well as our sincere thanks to the many first responders, government officials and volunteers who have given so much of themselves at this difficult time. The San Diego community is an integral part of our Company, many of our employees have been directly impacted by the wildfires, and we pledge our support over the long-term as the region recovers from this disaster.”
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.