News & Events : News : BIO Calls for Industry Aid for San Diego
November 15, 2007
While it's fortunate that there have been no reports of any injuries suffered by our biotech colleagues in the San Diego fires, it will take the wider community a long time to recover, and they need our help. The Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO's) regional affiliate, BIOCOM, has joined forces with BIO-member Invitrogen to establish two relief funds. One is for immediate needs (the Fire Relief Biotech Immediate Response Fund). The other is for long-term help with rebuilding (the Fire Relief Biotech Recovery Fund). Both funds are intended to aid the wider San Diego community. Each will provide grants to non-profit relief organizations recommended by the San Diego Regional Disaster Fund Board. Please join BIO in donating to one or both of the funds.
To donate online with a credit card, go to www.sdfoundatyion.org, click on "Click Here to Donate" and select one of the biotech funds under "Donor Designations." To donate by check, write a check payable to either fund and mail it to:
The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
If you prefer to make a stock donation, please call The San Diego Foundation at (619) 235-2300.
In only seven months, the worldwide biotech community will descend on San Diego for the BIO International Convention. Let's show this sunny city what terrific guests we are. Let's help them out now, in their hour of need.