Google, Exxon, Caterpillar … Corporate America donates millions to Harvey relief

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Corporate giants are doing big contributions to disaster relief organizations to help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey.

Over 1,000 people were rescued overnight via record floods from the Houston area. So far, the storm has killed two people in Texas, according to authorities. They expect the death toll to rise.

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The storm could leave behind almost $40 billion worth of damage, according to an early estimate via CoreLogic on Friday. Data via the firm published before Harvey hit Friday showed that will roughly 232,721 homes on the Texas coast were from the storm’s path.

Here’s what companies are doing to help.


The Aetna Foundation (AET) announced a $100,000 contribution to both the American Red Cross in addition to also the Community Foundation of Greater Houston. that will will also donate $50,000 to nonprofit Team Rubicon to assist current in addition to also future disaster relief efforts.


The Allergan Foundation (AGN) on Monday said that will will donate $100,000 to the Red Cross to support victims of Harvey.


Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) in addition to also Whole Foods will match cash donations made on up to $1 million to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief.


The Caterpillar Foundation (CAT) donated $300,000 to the Red Cross to help with immediate relief efforts for Harvey.

Cheniere Energy

Cheniere Energy (LNG) on Monday said that will will make a $1 million donation to the Red Cross to help with relief in addition to also recovery efforts following the storm.

Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil (XOM) on Friday said that will’s donating $500,000 to Red Cross organizations along the U.S. Gulf Coast to aid with relief efforts.


Google (GOOG) will be doing a $250,000 grant to the Red Cross in addition to also matching employee donations up to $250,000.

Home Depot

Home Depot (HD) on Monday committed $1 million to help storm relief efforts. The donation will go to nonprofits, such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of desire, Operation Blessing in addition to also Team Rubicon.


The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of health insurance company Humana, (HUM) on Saturday gave a $250,000 immediate grant to the Red Cross.


The home improvement retailer on Saturday announced a $500,000 contribution to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help provide food, shelter in addition to also supplies to those impacted by Harvey in addition to also various other crises.

At Lowe’s (LOW) stores in Texas, customers can also make a donation to the Red Cross.


Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) on Monday announced a $100,000 grant to the Red Cross.


PepsiCo (PEP) in addition to also the PepsiCo Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Red Cross.


The Starbucks Foundation donated $250,000 to the Red Cross. Customers can also make a contribution to Harvey relief efforts at any Starbucks (SBUX) store from the U.S.

United Airlines

The airline will give up to three million bonus miles to MileagePlus members who donate to disaster relief organizations such as the Red Cross or AmeriCares. United (UAL) will also match the first $100,000 raised in donations.


Walmart (WMT) in addition to also the Walmart Foundation said they could give cash in addition to also product donations of at least $1 million to organizations like the Red Cross, Salvation Army in addition to also Convoy of desire.

Western Union

The money transfer company’s foundation announced a $30,000 donation to the Red Cross on Sunday. The Western Union Foundation will also match “qualifying” contributions via its agents.

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Western Union (WU) will also provide free money transfers when users send funds to Texas via the U.S.

sy88pgw (fresh York) First published August 27, 2017: 6:59 PM ET

Google, Exxon, Caterpillar … Corporate America donates millions to Harvey relief

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