MELBOURNE, Fla., June 19, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today presented a check for $25,000 to Rob Rains, president of United Way of Brevard, as part of a larger corporate disaster relief effort.
The funds will help sustain the United Way's effort to support those who lost homes and property during the devastating wild fires last month in Brevard County.
"We have employees who were directly affected by the wild fires but are very fortunate that none lost their homes," said Tom Vice, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems regional vice president. "We are committed in our support to the Space Coast community and recognize the important role United Way of Brevard plays for those who lost much more."
Rains thanked the company for their help saying, "The outpouring of support we have seen from the community has been wonderful. These funds will go a long way in helping those most heavily affected by last month's fires get back on their feet."
The funds are part of a larger disaster relief donation announced by Northrop Grumman for those affected by disasters, including recent U.S. tornadoes, the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated Sichuan Province in China, the Myanmar cyclone and the Brevard County fires.
"Northrop Grumman and its employees are saddened by the impact of the storms on our employees here at home, and we are deeply concerned about the devastation suffered by so many people abroad," said chairman and chief executive officer Ron Sugar. "As a company, and as individuals, we hope our contributions will provide a measure of support to those who need it now and in the future."
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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