BEIJING, China – 23 April, 2013 – Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced donations in response to the earthquake which struck Ya’an in Sichuan province on 20 Apr 2013., The company is offering 2 million RMB in cash donations and urgent communication equipment that includes MOTOTRBO digital radios, TETRA base stations, handheld terminals and other related equipment, in addition to manpower for continuous on-site relief work.
The charitable arm of the company, Motorola Solutions Foundation also donated nearly 500,000 RMB to help those affected by the disaster. The Foundation will then donate again to match total donations from employees of Motorola Solutions. An aid platform has also been set up for employees and their relatives affected by the earthquake, to render support and mitigate impact of the events.
Since the deadly earthquake, service engineers at Motorola Solutions have spared no time in getting to the frontline to put donated equipment into operation. The engineers checked the Chengdu Government Radio Network (GRN) and Metro TETRA system to ensure smooth operations for the first responders’ earthquake relief work. The mission-critical communications equipment was sent to Ya’an before the dawn of 21 April and deployed in Lushan County where it is more severely hit by the disaster.
Michael Jiang, China President & Country Manager, Motorola Solutions (China) Co., Ltd. said, “Motorola Solutions has worked with government organizations in Sichuan Province to bring communications services to this grief-stricken area. With its advanced technologies and strong track record in emergency communications, Motorola Solutions is poised to support relief work in this earthquake. Donated by Motorola Solutions, the mission-critical communications equipment has reached related organizations in Sichuan and is playing a key role to support relief efforts. We at Motorola Solutions will continue to work closely with customers and partners to provide communications support to the first responders in their disaster relief efforts.”
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.
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