Siemens AG and Siemens Healthineers have provided immediate assistance of €500,000, respectively, to help the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria and to support rescue efforts. In addition, both companies have called on their employees for donations – every euro donated by their employees will be matched.
“Our thoughts are with the victims, with their families, with all those affected,” said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG. “We want to help, so we have. Together with Siemens Healthineers, we’ve already provided €1 million in immediate assistance. That’s a start. Siemens Caring Hands, our charitable organisation, is currently surveying the situation to see what else we can do.”
Through Siemens Caring Hands e.V. the company’s charitable organisation, the donations will be provided to selected relief organisations, which use the money to provide aid measures in the affected countries in the event of disasters – the measures range from tents and accommodation to technical support, food and drinking water, and basic medical care.