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Microsoft recognised as major US donor for Pakistan floods

Microsoft has been recognised as the most significant corporate donor to the Pakistan Flood Disaster with a contribution of over $5 million. It contributed over $900,000 in cash and over $3.8 million in software donations to leading disaster relief organisations, $900,000 in kind for Eagle Disaster Management , Response Software Package and $220,000 in grants from Community Affairs Division to support the Punjab Youth Council volunteer programme.

Microsoft also provided an emergency response system worth $500,000 developed by its partner, Geodan. Besides providing the system, the technical staff of the company trained the provincial government’s relief workers for disaster management.

Microsoft was accorded the recognition along with Coca Cola, GE and P&G as the four most significant corporate donors by the United States Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Centre in its Corporate Aid Tracker Study.

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