On a difficult day we stand united with the people of Dallas to make our community stronger.

Following the tragic shooting of 12 police officers and two civilians in downtown Dallas last night, we are standing united with our community.

The Texas Instruments Foundation board of directors approved two grants today to provide immediate assistance to the victims and their families, and to support long-term relief and efforts to unify and strengthen our community.

Contributions have been pledged to two organizations:
• $25,000 to Assist The Officer Foundation, which will provide immediate assistance to the injured/slain Dallas Police and Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers and their families.
• $100,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) United Dallas Relief Fund, which has been set up to provide supportive services, including mental health resources for victims and families of both first responders and civilians, and helping long-term through the difficult time ahead.

TIers are being encouraged to  show their support with contributions to either the Assist the Officer Foundation or the United Dallas Relief Fund.  UWMD has set up a Text to Give number of 50555, which allows an automatic contribution of $10 to the fund. Charges appear on the donor’s wireless bill. 

“Today, we are grieving with the citizens of Dallas and most especially with the families of the fallen officers and citizens who were injured in the tragic events that unfolded last night,” President and CEO Rich Templeton told TIers in an email today.

“As TIers we come to work living out our core values every day.  We must remain committed to those values as we continue to work for unity and safety for everyone – inside and outside of these walls, no matter where you live in the world.”

“TI has called Dallas home for 86 years and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy, but I know that our community, our company and we as employees will rally together to come away stronger.” – Rich Templeton, TI Chairman, President and CEO