Medtronic Responds to Mid-South Flooding

May 19, 2011 2:00 PM ET
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS – May 19, 2011 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced that it has pledged $25,000 through the Medtronic Foundation to support flooding relief efforts in the greater Memphis, Tenn. area. 

The $25,000 will be directed to the Mid-South Red Cross to provide basic needs for displaced residents and support recovery efforts following the historic Mississippi River flooding that has affected much of the region. 
Medtronic employees in the area also are being offered paid leave to volunteer for relief efforts.  Medtronic’s spinal business is based in Memphis, employing 1,570 people. 
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. 
About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (, headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people worldwide. 


Rich Fischer, Public Relations
Medtronic, Inc.