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Sep 13, 2017 06:00 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Wipro to partner with Rebuild Texas Fund to help Hurricane Harvey affected areas

India’s third-largest IT services firm, which has 1,200 employees in Texas, said that it has initiated a voluntary donation program encouraging contributions from employees

Wipro to partner with Rebuild Texas Fund to help Hurricane Harvey affected areas

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Wipro Limited said it will partner with Rebuild Texas Fund, and make a contribution of USD 250,000 to help in the recovery and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Harvey, which was the most destructive Atlantic hurricane to hit the United States after 2005.

In order to support affected communities, Wipro will contribute the USD 250,000 towards the Rebuild Texas Fund set up by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation, it said in a statement.

India’s third-largest IT services firm, which has 1,200 employees in Texas, further said that it has initiated a voluntary donation program encouraging contributions from employees. Wipro will match employee contributions dollar for dollar and this amount will also be donated to the Rebuild Texas Fund.

“This unprecedented natural disaster calls for a massive rebuilding initiative. Wipro has a significant presence in Texas and a deep relationship with the local communities. We stand with the people of Texas affected by this natural disaster and hope that stability is brought to the lives of countless families devastated by the hurricane at the earliest,” said Abidali Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer, Wipro Limited.

The Rebuild Texas Fund is expected to operate for a minimum of one to three years, and will be deployed towards relief, recovery, and rebuilding the affected areas in Texas.

The four focus areas of the Rebuild Texas Fund include: health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for small businesses. All administrative costs will be covered either by the OneStar Foundation or the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which means 100 percent of donations will go directly towards relief, recovery, and rebuilding.
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