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CompuGROUP donates over 15,000 Euros to Doctors without Borders
The devastating earthquake in Haiti was the initial spark for a quick collection of donations within the company
"The pictures coming out of Haiti touched us deeply - there was no time to waste", is how Ralf Glass, one of the initiator of the donation campaign, describes the reaction of many of his colleagues in the days following the horrific earthquake in the Caribbean. "We received many emails about it and the devastating earthquake was literally the last straw", is how Mathias Lange described it. He is a member of the CompuGROUP Supervisory Board.
A call for donations was organized within a couple of days and in Germany and Austria alone, in excess of 9,000.00 euros was collected. CEO Frank Gotthardt added his own donation to bring the amount to a total of 15,000.00 euros. "We want to help people all over the world with our medical information technology", said Frank Gotthardt, CompuGROUP's Chairman and Founder. "But oftentimes help has to be made available immediately, the way Doctors without Borders provides it. It was beyond question that our company would participate in this help."
Since the Austrian employees had already given their donation to Doctors without Borders, a symbolic check was presented to the German section today, in the Koblenz headquarters. With the CMO Professor Dr. med. Stefan F. Winter present, an oversized check in the amount of 12,000.00 euros was presented to Mrs. Mareike Müller, a representative for Doctors without Borders.
"I am very proud that our colleagues took the initiative for this collection", is how the chairman, Professor Winter commented on the donation. "This may be the best way to demonstrate that we are serious about helping people in need - professionally and beyond."
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