Alstom Foundation donates funds to help the victims of the fires in the Valparaíso Region in Chile

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Vinicius Riqueto

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  • The resources are being delivered to Desafío Levantemos Chile, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to provide direct solutions to families affected by the emergency

28 February 2024 – The Alstom Foundation announced that a donation was made to support the thousands of residents  of the Valparaíso Region (Chile) that were affected by the major forest fires that occurred in the area during the first days of February.

Desafío Levantemos Chile, a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to help communities in emergency situations will be the recipient of these funds. This NGO has been working tirelessly to  deliver essential items and debris removal kits to the victims.

"These fires had a tragic impact on many Chilean families. Alstom has a track record of supporting the communities in the countries in which we are present and we are proud to  provide funds that go to the direct help of the thousands of affected people who have seen their homes destroyed," says Dolores Iglesias, Human Resources Director and Corporate Social Responsibility Leader at Alstom Chile. 

About Alstom in Chile

Alstom has been present in Chile for more than 75 years, participating in the development of the country's infrastructure, contributing to social progress and respecting the environment. Its contribution as the main supplier of Santiago Metro and Valparaíso Metro is proven by the complete range of innovative products and services. Economic development has increased the need for urban, interurban and freight rail transport infrastructure. Alstom has expertise in all three areas and its commitment is to contribute to improving the quality of life and safety.

With around 550 employees and in 7 sites, Alstom is present in Chile with its metro trains, regional trains, signaling systems and infrastructure and maintenance services. The company participates in the main railway projects in the country, belonging to Metro de Santiago, Metro Valparaíso and Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE).

To date, Alstom has supplied the NS74, NS93, AS02, NS04 and NS16 fleets to Metro de Santiago. These fleets will be joined by the new AS22 trains for Line 7.

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