Greater Ozarks Chapter
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Capgemini Donates $50,000 to Red Cross for Joplin Recovery
Capgemini's Donation to the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross
to Help with Long-Term Recovery
New York, NY., August 1, 2011 - Capgemini U.S. LLC, part of the Capgemini Group, one of the world's leading providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today made a $50,000 donation to the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross to aid with recovery efforts in Joplin, MO and neighboring communities.
“Capgemini's generous support will enable the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the Red Cross to continue its long-term recovery efforts in Joplin,” said Debi Meeds, regional chief executive officer, Red Cross Greater Ozarks Chapter. “We are grateful for Capgemini's donation and touched by their concern for the community of Joplin.”
The Red Cross coordinated disaster relief immediately after the tornado, which touched down on May 22, but has transitioned from disaster relief to long-term recovery, providing disaster recovery assistance to Joplin through a localized Resource Center. The center is made possible through contributions like the one provided by Capgemini, and will provide health services, mental health assistance, and recovery case management to the community.
“Capgemini not only serves customers in Missouri, but also has nearly 150 employees who call Missouri home,” said Lanny Cohen, chief executive officer, Capgemini U.S. LLC. “We have a long and great history operating across the state. As such, we care about the well-being of all our friends and colleagues in Missouri, and know that as the nation's premier emergency response organization, the American Red Cross will be by their side throughout the recovery process. This donation is just one of the ways we can show our solidarity and continued support for Missouri and the city of Joplin.”
With around 115,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion (approximately USD $11.5 billion). Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore ®, its worldwide delivery model.
More information is available at www.us.capgemini.com.
Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization -- not a government agency -- and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog athttp://blog.redcross.org.