June 18, 2015: Boeing announced today that it is donating US$100,000 to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, established by the City of Charleston to provide for the needs of the family members of the victims of yesterday's shooting.
"Our community is experiencing immense grief and mourning as we all try to come to grips with this horrible tragedy," said Beverly Wyse, Boeing South Carolina vice president and general manager. "But our community is revealing its true character as well, which is rooted in courage, hope and resilience. Boeing's commitment to this community is deep and strong, and we share in its grief. We are also committed to being a part of the healing in the days and weeks to come, and we continue to keep the families and friends of the victims in our thoughts and prayers."
Boeing employs over 7,700 people at its plant in North Charleston. In March the company delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at the facility to United Airlines. The airplane also marked a milestone for the 787 program as the 250th Dreamliner to be delivered.