Microsoft Donates to Katrina Rebuilding

Microsoft said Monday that it donated $1.7 million to support rebuilding of the Gulf Coast, with the money being awarded to non-profit partners in Louisiana and Texas. With its latest donation, the company will have donated over $55 million as part of its Unlimited Potential charity program. Through this effort, Microsoft donates cash, software and technology to communities in need.

"In a post-Katrina world, retaining and rebuilding a skilled work force is critical to the future of the Gulf Coast economy," CEO Steve Ballmer said at an event to announce the grant in Louisiana. "Microsoft is committed to working with our Gulf Coast partners to help expand opportunity for people and businesses throughout this fantastic region."

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