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Medtronic announced that the Medtronic Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross to support on-going disaster aid, cleanup and rebuilding efforts following the devastating tornados that struck north Minneapolis, Fridley and other metro communities.
Medtronic also is encouraging employees to volunteer in clean-up efforts, offering up to five days of paid leave. Medtronic employs approximately 8,000 employees in Minnesota, with corporate world headquarters located in Fridley.
About the Medtronic Foundation
The Medtronic Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people around the world living with chronic disease. Its grant making is focused in three areas: health, education and community.
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people worldwide.