Microsoft said today that the company will donate $10 million in cash, software, and services to help relief groups and the government deal with the devastation of this week's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The donation includes a $5 million cash donation to the September 11 Fund that The United Way of New York City and New York Community Trust established; the remainder is software and technical services.
"We are all stunned by these tragic events," said Rick Belluzzo, Microsoft's president and chief operating officer (COO). "Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and everyone affected by this terrible situation. We want to support the recovery effort in every way that we can."
Microsoft also said that the company will support its employees' donations by matching, dollar for dollar, employee charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations up to $12,000 per employee annually. More than 20,000 Microsoft employees participate in the program.