October 16, 2018
In response to employee requests, the IDEX Foundation again made donations to worldwide disaster relief efforts. The Foundation donated a total of $15,000 to disaster relief organizations providing relief to victims of the recent earthquake in Indonesia, and hurricanes Florence and Michael in the United States.
The foundation approved a $5,000 donation to Mercy Corps, which has been working in Indonesia for nearly 20 years and has responded to almost every significant emergency in the region, including the Japanese (2011) and Indian (2004) tsunamis. The Indonesian earthquake struck on Sept. 28, killing more than 2,000 people. Mercy Corps is providing water, food and hygiene gifts to survivors.
To assist hurricane victims in the United States, the IDEX Foundation has partnered with several organizations providing local relief.
For assistance following Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, the foundation gave $4,000 to Team Rubicon, which has deployed more than 750 volunteers to the region since the storm struck in September. Team Rubicon pairs the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions. At the suggestion of employees from Semrock, the foundation is also giving $1,000 to the Charles Finney School in Rochester, N.Y., which is coordinating donations of supplies to those affected by the hurricane.
To assist those on the Florida panhandle who were impacted by Hurricane Michael earlier this month, the foundation has also donated $5,000 to Direct Relief, a humanitarian organization that partners with local health centers and clinics, providing emergency medical packs with supplies to treat as many as 100 people for up to five days. Direct Relief’s donation policy requires that 100 percent of contributions designated for specific emergencies are used only for activities related to that emergency.
To learn more about the IDEX Foundation, visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page.