GE supplied products from the company's Consumer & Industrial business, including electrical equipment, lighting and ballasts, and appliances, to more than 50 New Orleans schools. The donation is part of the $5 million in cash and almost $10 million in equipment and services already committed by the company for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.

The donation included 87,000 light bulbs and 11,600 lighting ballasts; electrical transformers, switchgears and surge protectors; eght pairs of commercial washers and dryers; 10 top-mount Energy Star refrigerator; 58 microwaves; 918 emergency lights; 816 exit signs; numerous exterior lights; Tyvex safety suits for clean-up volunteers; filters; and paint.