Thursday, October 1, 2009

Intel Matching Donations for Ondoy

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Intel Foundation will match donations for Typhoon Ketsana hitting Philippines and Vietnam

Posted Sept. 29, 2009

In the wake of Typhoon Ketsana that recently struck the Philippines and Vietnam, the Intel Foundation is offering an employee matching program to assist with the relief efforts.All documentation of donations must be received by the foundation by November 3. Gifts will be matched up to $2,000 per employee. To donate:

1. Choose your agency and make your donation as follows:

U.S. blue-badge employees: Make donations to American Red Cross, or any other U.S.-based 501c(3) relief organization. If the organization does not have a specific program for this particular disaster, please choose the generic fund or the international fund for that organization.

Non-U.S. blue-badge employees: Make donations to the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, your local Red Cross organization, or any other organization specifically assisting with the relief efforts with dedicated funds.

Green-badge contractors are not eligible for this program.2. Obtain a receipt of payment. Valid options are:

Receipt (e-receipts from online payment are encouraged)
Copy of your check (make copy before you mail it to the organization)

3. Submit your receipt of payment by November 2, 2009. All documentation must be received by the Intel Foundation by this date electronically. Include your name and WWID on all correspondence. If the donation is in a different amount other than USD, please provide the amount in USD. Email your electronic receipt or a scanned copy of your check to Relief Funds.

Please include the word "Philippines," "Vietnam," “typhoon” or “Ketsana” in the subject line of the receipt—this will ensure you receive an email acknowledgement of your donation. Do not also send a hard copy.

4. While employees may give to the organization of their choice, the Intel Foundation will maximize the impact of its matching grant (and minimize overhead) by giving to the American Red Cross who is supporting relief efforts in the Philippines, Vietnam, and other impacted geographies.

Do not make checks payable to the Intel Foundation, do not send cash, and do not send original checks to the Intel Foundation. Donations must be personal donations from the employee only.

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