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McDONNELL DOUGLAS AND ITS EMPLOYEES AID FIRE VICTIMS

 ST. LOUIS, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas employees and the McDonnell Douglas Foundation are providing a total of $62,500 in emergency assistance for victims of the firestorms in Southern California.
 "McDonnell Douglas has a long-standing tradition of community help and involvement," said Ken Francis, executive vice president, McDonnell Douglas Corp. "We are glad we can again extend a helping hand to neighbors in need."
 Funded by the McDonnell Douglas Employees Community Funds based in California and Missouri and the Foundation, the cash donations are going to American Red Cross organizations serving the areas where fires have destroyed more than 1,100 houses and forced 30,000 people to evacuate their homes.
 The fire has burned more than 200,000 acres in the four-county area.
 The Employees Community Funds are supported by payroll deductions and governed by employee-elected boards. McDonnell Douglas employees support six funds that are organized geographically to serve the communities where the employees live and work.
 The McDonnell Douglas Foundation is the corporation's philanthropic organization.
 The McDonnell Douglas family of businesses in Southern California includes Douglas Aircraft Co., McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, McDonnell Douglas Finance Corp., McDonnell Douglas Realty Co. and the McDonnell Douglas Travel Co.
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 /CONTACT: Randy Cosby of McDonnell Douglas, 314-232-6496/


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