Infosys, a global leader in business consulting and technology solutions, announced that its employees donated more than $30,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in May 2013. As the summer travel season is now in high gear, this contribution will help continue critical rebuilding efforts at popular New Jersey shore locations.
The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Release Fund is a 501(c)(3) independent non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping rebuild the state of New Jersey in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane that destroyed homes, businesses and some of the state’s most identifiable icons. To date, the fund has raised more than $32 million from more than 22,900 donors worldwide.
Infosys employees from around the globe made personal donations collected by the company. Infosys and its employees have a long history of helping local communities in need, both in the United States and internationally. For example, Infosys recently established a similar donation program for the flood region in India, and previously provided aid in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the tornados in Joplin, Missouri
New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Chair of the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund said "New Jersey has been fortunate to have so many from around the world answer its call for help following Hurricane Sandy. There has been tremendous progress since October, but as I speak with the people of New Jersey and visit struggling business owners I am reminded of the great need that remains and the amount of work left to do. To date, the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund has awarded over 51 grants totaling $11 million to non-profits active in the relief efforts. This generous donation from the employees of Infosys who opened their wallets to help their fellow man will assist the Relief Fund in providing long-term financial resources to affected communities. We are grateful to the Infosys team for their ongoing support in helping to make New Jersey stronger than the storm."
Ashok Vemuri, Member of the Board, Head of Americas, and Global Head of Manufacturing and Engineering Services at Infosys says"A number of our employees in New York and New Jersey personally were impacted by Sandy. We hope that the contribution will help accelerate the region’s rebuilding, especially now with the summer holiday season. This donation, along with many hours our employees have volunteered towards local relief and rebuilding projects, is a testament to our commitment and compassion for those in need, and builds on the guiding principles of our Infosys Foundation."