Xerox Contributes to Haitian Relief, Encourages Employees to DonateJanuary 20, 2010
Although we have no direct employees in Haiti, Xerox conducts business there through a business partner, Haiti Xerographic Equipment and Office Supplies (XEOS). We have reports that their building has suffered only minor damage and that their people are safe. However, many of their neighboring buildings have collapsed. Other Xerox partners from the Caribbean and Latin America have already collected $12,000 to help XEOS.
Many Xerox people have families in Haiti and some have lost family members or friends. I hope you will reach out to your Haitian colleagues and let them know we are thinking of them and supporting them during this crisis.
The Xerox Employee Assistance Program (XEAP) is available for help during these stressful times. It can be difficult to know what to say to someone who has been impacted by a tragedy like this.
Despite the challenges that everyday life deposits on all our doorsteps, I believe you will agree that we are all relatively fortunate people. This is a good time to reflect on that and to reach out to those less blessed today. I know you will and that we will all keep the people of Haiti in our hearts and prayers.
Ursula M. Burns
Chief Executive Officer