Funding to provide immediate assistance for those affected by COVID-19
FORT WORTH (April 21, 2020) – United Way of Tarrant County today announced a $50,000 gift from L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to several Texas United Ways to support relief and recovery efforts in local communities impacted by COVID-19.
L3Harris Technologies committed to sharing the funds among the cities in which a significant number of their employees work and live: Arlington, Plano, Rockwall, Waco and Greenville. The $50,000 gift will be allocated to United Way of Tarrant County, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, United Way of Waco and United Way of Hunt County (Greenville). The donation is part of the company’s global initiative to support efforts to combat the spread of the virus.
“L3Harris Technologies is pleased to support the communities where our employees both live and work in North Texas through this gift of $50,000 to United Way of Tarrant County in support of COVID-19 relief,” said Todd Gautier, President, L3Harris Technologies Aviation Systems segment headquartered in Arlington, Texas. “On behalf of our nearly 10,000 employees in North Texas, our goal is to provide resources using the power of United Way’s community needs assessment and network to extend the impact of this gift.”
United Way of Tarrant County has raised more than $750,000 for its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and has to date allocated $250,000 to 17 organizations supporting almost 200,000 people. The organization will continue to distribute resources broadly across our community through its nonprofit partners.
“We applaud L3Harris Technologies’ efforts in North Texas as we continue to face growing challenges related to COVID-19,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “Generous support from companies such as L3Harris Technologies allows us to provide financial help and resources to so many in our community who are in desperate need of basic necessities such as food, baby formula and money for rent and utilities.”
About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.
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