|In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, the challenge we all face is to understand the needs of those affected and find the best ways to assist quickly. Dell works with disaster relief organizations to get the information we need so we may respond effectively, whether by technology donations, funding support, on-the-ground clean-up help and more.|
|Disaster relief is one of the key focus areas of Dell’s Giving Program and with the experience we have garnered over time, we have worked to sharpen our disaster relief support.|
Our approach to disaster relief leverages the following elements in specialized ways according to each event we are responding to:
Our team members are an integral part of how we work to alleviate disasters and we leverage our expertise in technology solutions to connect our employees to opportunities to participate in disaster relief efforts.
To speed our response to disaster-victim needs, we mobilize our team members through social media. A home page banner on our intranet shares opportunities for giving and volunteering. Dedicated chat rooms enable team members around the world to collaborate virtually and synchronize their efforts for maximum impact. Through Dell’s online giving community, employees can communicate with one another, sign up for volunteer opportunities, donate online and track their giving.
|Dell giving partnerships boost our response capabilities|
Relief needs vary globally, so humanitarian relief organizations are often best positioned to understand the unique needs of their communities.
|Dell has partnered with selected relief organizations, such as the American Red Cross, NetHope and UNICEF, and in response to specific community disasters, we have provided some combination of the latest Dell technology, financial resources, and team member time and expertise.|
The American Red Cross is our long-time U.S. partner in responding to disasters, and together we look for more ways our technology and team member expertise can help the American Red Cross better fulfill its mission of responding to communities in need. For example, we have designated the American Red Cross and their chapters as the official recipient of U.S. disaster donations, which will focus and leverage the impact of our donations.
Dell and Red Cross also created the Red Cross Digital Operations Center Powered by Dell, the first social media command center of its kind devoted to humanitarian aid.
|Multiplying employee donations through our corporate match|
As part of our team member engagement program, Dell team members worldwide donate generously to disaster relief and other community needs that they are passionate about. Team members’ donations go further in making a meaningful difference as Dell matches their contribution dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee, per calendar year (limits established for each disaster).
|Examples of Dell’s disaster relief efforts|
|FY14 Progress Points|
|Responded to nine natural disasters, including those in Canada, China, India, Mexico, the Philippines and the United States.|
|Installed our first two solar-powered classrooms in Africa|
|Expanded and supported a second trial through the Children's Cancer Care program|
|Set a new company record with 739,000 employee volunteer hours|
|FY14 Corporate Responsibility Report|