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November 4, 2003
Alcoa Foundation Grants Help Southern California Disaster Relief Organizations
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2003--With thousands of
displaced California families still dependent upon volunteer efforts
for daily living needs, Alcoa Foundation has announced grants to
disaster relief organizations from the San Bernardino Mountains to San
Diego. A total of $60,000 has been awarded to the following
- $20,000 to the Inland Empire Chapter, American Red Cross
- $20,000 to the Ventura County Chapter, American Red Cross
- $20,000 to the Sierra Del Mar Division, Salvation Army
These grants are part of Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation's longstanding
commitment to providing immediate support to victims of natural
disasters in Alcoa communities worldwide.
To date, the California wildfires have destroyed more than 720,000
acres of land and 3,100 structures. More than 6,400 evacuees have been
cared for in Red Cross shelters.
Alcoa in California
Ventura, Orange and Los Angeles Counties (Simi Valley, Torrance,
City of Industry, Carson, Fullerton)--headquarters and operating
facilities for Alcoa Fastening Systems --a leading worldwide designer
and manufacturer of fastening systems, specialty fasteners,
components, and installation systems for aerospace and commercial
San Diego County (San Diego) and Orange (Irvine) Counties--Alcoa's
(AFL) wireless telecommunications facilities.
Tulare County (Visalia)--operating locations for Reynolds Food
Packaging products and Kawneer architectural products.
About Alcoa Foundation
Established in 1952, Alcoa Foundation is a global resource that
actively invests in improving the quality of life in more than 29
countries around the world where Alcoa operates. The Foundation's
grants address global and local need in Areas of Excellence that
include: Conservation and Sustainability, Global Education and
Workplace Skills, Business and Community Partnerships and Safe and
Healthy Children and Families. Alcoa Foundation also manages ACTION
and Bravo!, two Alcoa employee engagement programs. For more
information about Alcoa Foundation, visit www.alcoa.com, under
About Alcoa Inc.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum,
fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of
the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging,
building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial
markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other
capabilities of Alcoa's businesses as a single solution to customers.
In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets
consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) aluminum foil, Alcoa(R)
wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are
vinyl siding, closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and
electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has
127,000 employees in 41 countries.