Qualcomm Incorporated, (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced the company has donated €74,000 (US$100,000) to the Krisen-Interventions-Team (KIT) in Munich. KIT offers emergency services to psychologically traumatised people after extreme events or experiences and is run by the German welfare organisation Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund RV Munich / Oberbayern e.V (ASB). KIT is mainly funded by donations, grants and funds from the ASB.
“Qualcomm's support is extremely helpful and we are pleased that our work is being recognised in this way. We thank Qualcomm for its commitment to the community and will ensure that the funds are used to help the people who need it the most,” commented Peter Zehentner, head of KIT. “With its donation, Qualcomm is supporting KIT's role as a part of Germany's Emergency Medical Services. We plan to use the funds for the project KITz, a new initiative designed to help and support psychologically traumatised children.”
“KIT is a very valuable institution that deserves our appreciation and support,” explained Siegmund M. Redl, senior director and Germany country manager, Qualcomm Europe. “Qualcomm is committed to supporting the communities in which it operates. With a growing presence in Europe, Qualcomm is pleased to support local initiatives.”
Qualcomm's corporate citizenship has been recognised by a number of awards including, “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by the Business Ethics Magazine, the “Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation in San Diego” award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the “Philanthropic Business of the Year Award” by San Diego Magazine, as well as the “U.S. Corporate Citizen Award” by the Corporate Citizen Group. Qualcomm's social responsibility inside the company is also reflected by this year's number eight ranking in FORTUNE Magazine's listing of “100 Best Companies To Work For in America.”
Krisen-Interventions-Team im Rettungsdienst (KIT) is based in the city of Munich and was founded in 1994. Honorary members of KIT supply nationwide professional care for people who have been mentally traumatised as a result of extreme incidents or serious accidents. It is the first organisation of its kind worldwide and can also be alerted in case German citizens are affected abroad. The Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund München RV München/ Oberbayern e.V, (ASB) www.asb-muenchen.de is KIT's supporting body. The ASB and KIT are ideologically and politically neutral.
Volunteers work on call looking after people in crisis situations where they are confronted with, for example: death, violence, sexual violence or violent family conflicts. KIT also provides support to municipal transport companies or the Deutsche Bahn AG after accidents on the road or rail. More information can be found at: www.kit-muenchen.info
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.