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Zebra Employees Donate and Raise $58K for Nepal Earthquake Relief!

Posted by Zebra Global

June 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM

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When a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, many Zebra employees around the world expressed a desire to help. Although Zebra does not have offices in the affected area, in today's connected world, a disaster of this magnitude affects us all.

Zebra Community Relations sprang into action and launched a global matching gift program to support rescue and recovery efforts in the Himalayan nation. The campaign was extended following the powerful aftershock on May 12. The matching gift campaign is the first global program organized by Community Relations since Zebra acquired the Enterprise business of Motorola Solutions – and the response was nothing short of amazing!

In sum, employees generously donated $29,285 to four organizations eligible for a match by Zebra. This includes the Red Cross, UNICEF, World Vision and the UK Disaster Emergency Committee.

Employee gifts came from all levels of the organization across our four regions. Some office locations joined arms to raise funds together. This collective spirit of giving is indicative of our company values and shows what we can accomplish when we operate as One Zebra.

Zebra’s pledge to match these donations resulted in a collective contribution of $58,570, which will provide much-needed emergency assistance in South Asia. Just how far can Zebra’s dollars go? Combined, our donations can fund:

  • 268 family hygiene kits
  • 567 tents specifically made for distribution after disaster
  • 864 long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets and
  • 1.2 million doses of the rubella/measles vaccine!

The unfortunate reality is it will be a long road to recovery for Nepal. Zebra is proud to do our part now to help ensure the safety and health of the eight million people impacted by the earthquakes.

For more about Zebra Community Relations, click here.

Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, giving, community relations, donation