SalesForce – Salesforce to send plane load of medical supplies to India: Founder Marc Benioff
“Salesforce is loading a 787 with medical supplies and will land it in India next week. All of our hearts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in India. May they all be protected, healed, & blessed,” Benioff wrote on the microblogging platform Twitter on Thursday.
Benioff, among the pioneers of cloud-based software and created an industry, is also involved in philanthropy in the US. He has contributed his own fortune to schools, nonprofits and hospitals in Silicon Valley, where he is based. The 787 Dreamliner is Boeing‘s most fuel-efficient plane.
The company has already announced that it would be donating $1 million towards local partners focused on medical equipment sourcing, community isolation centres and creating vaccine awareness in India.
Salesforce has over 4,000 employees here. There is heightened demand for plasma donations throughout India, so we have built a process in Quip and using other technology tools to connect our employees — who may be donors or donees – to facilitate these conversations safely and securely, it said in a press release.
Employees in India are also manning a 24/7 volunteer helpline to provide Salesforce employees and families Covid related information.
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