EDS Announces Enhancement of $100K Grant to Help Military Families With Further $90K Donation



    OTTAWA, Ontario, June 28 /CNW/ -- Recognizing the significant pressures
that face Canadian military families, EDS has built on its $100K grant and
brought in some of its key suppliers for an additional $90,000 donation to the
Chief Of the Defence Staff Military Families Fund.
    The donation was presented to General Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence
Staff (CDS) at a fund-raising meeting at the National War Museum in Ottawa
this week.
    "I know from my own experience that often military life takes a
tremendous toll on families especially when their loved ones are posted
overseas," said Al Hurd, VP Government. "You hear stories about how families
are trying to cope with having a mother or father overseas and the stress that
goes with not knowing if they're going to make it back let alone the financial
and emotional pressures that build up. EDS' commitment to the CDS Military
Families Fund is a way we can help make a difference in the communities where
we live and work and maybe make everyday life a little better for children and
military families."
    EDS Agility Alliance partners (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, SUN, EMC and
Cisco) and Dell, an EDS preferred hardware supplier, donated the $90,000. Each
company brings together the best and brightest in terms of technology to
create a best in brand and preferred platform in the industry.
    The CDS Military Families Fund is an agile and responsive means to
provide support to military families. Base Commanders, partnered with Military
Family Resource Centres across the country, will be able to assist military
families within hours of being advised of the need.
    The CDS Military Families Fund will grow through the contributions of
private citizens and corporations. The Canadian Forces Personnel Support
Agency (CFPSA) -- the morale and welfare arm of the CF that provides programs
and services for the well-being of the forces community -- will administer the
CDS Military Families Fund.
    For more information about the Fund, visit the web site at:
http://www.cds.forces.gc.ca
    The EDS Agility Alliance is a coalition of companies globally recognized
for their quality, products and value to clients. Its mission is to innovate,
develop and deliver the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform -- EDS' next-generation
global delivery system. Together, EDS and its Agility Alliance partners
collaborate to design, build and run a market-leading services platform and
develop technology-based services to deliver tangible client results. EDS
Agility Alliance partners include Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun
Microsystems and Xerox.

    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.

    
    CONTACT:
    Pamela Bishop - EDS
    250 881 4221
    Pamela.bishop@eds.com

    




For further information:

For further information: Pamela Bishop, of EDS, +1-250-881-4221, 
Pamela.bishop@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com                 
http://www.cds.forces.gc.ca

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