Manufacturers Are Donating More Than $36 Million to Harvey Relief Efforts. Here’s a List of What They’re Doing.

By August 31, 2017General, Shopfloor Main

Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent storm has left hundreds of thousands in the Gulf region with flooded communities, damaged homes, downed power lines and destruction that could take years to rebuild.

Americans and organizations across the country have stepped up to volunteer in the disaster zone or send funds and other resources to aid those in need. Manufacturing companies are doing their part as well and together have donated more than $36 million to the Harvey relief effort.

Here’s a list of manufacturers that have chipped in what they can. This list will be updated as more news comes in. Click the links to learn more about each manufacturer’s specific efforts:

  • Verizon donated $10 million to the disaster relief effort and has partnered with local and state government officials to identify four nonprofit agencies to support.
  • Lennar, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, donated $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb is donating $10 million worth of medicines to a network of the company’s global relief partners to support their efforts in Texas.
  • UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group announced a donation of $1 million and are working with key officials and stakeholders in Texas to determine how the funds can most effectively support relief efforts.
  • Boeing donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
  • Dow donated $1 million to support immediate relief and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
  • PepsiCo donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
  • LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • BP donated $750,000, divided equally among the American Red Cross, Community Foundation of Greater Houston and United Way of Greater Houston.
  • Abbott, a health care and research company, donated $1 million in grants and health care and nutrition products.
  • Shell donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories donated $150,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Waste Management donated $3 million to Mayor Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, the American Red Cross and other organizations across Texas.
  • Chevron donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
  • ConocoPhillips donated $5 million, including $2.5 million to the Red Cross and $2.5 million for the United Way of Houston.
  • Allergan, a pharmaceutical company, donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Exxon Mobil donated $9.5 million, which includes a new employee and retiree donation match program and in-kind donations to the American Red Cross for recovery efforts in South Texas.
  • Toyota donated $3 million, including funds to organizations such as the St. Bernard Project and American Red Cross, matching contributions, in-kind donations, volunteerism and the donation of pre-owned vehicles.
  • Cheniere Energy donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
  • UPS donated $1 million from a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief.
  • Coca-Cola donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
  • FedEx committed $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver critical medical aid and supplies in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Union Pacific Railroad donated $250,000 provided from a variety of company donations.
  • Phillips 66, an energy manufacturer, donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
  • Amgen, a biotech company, donated $80,000 to Direct Relief International to support its work assisting community health centers devastated by recent flooding and $20,000 to the American Kidney Fund’s Disaster Relief Program to assist dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Harvey.
  • AT&T donated $350,000 to aid communities following Hurricane Harvey, which includes $100,000 to the Greater Houston Community Fund, $100,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund and $50,000 to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation in South Texas.
  • Caterpillar donated $300,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • PPG donated $150,000 to the Red Cross to support the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort.
  • Lowe’s donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Microsoft donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Starbucks donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Bayer donated $100,000 each to the Red Cross and nonprofit Direct Relief.
  • Sanofi is donating prepositioned insulin and vaccine donations to Americares and Direct Relief.
  • SABIC, a chemical manufacturer, donated $200,000 to the Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region.
  • General Mills is sending more than $500,000 in food donations, including Yoplait and Nature Valley products.
  • Ford donated $100,000 to disaster relief efforts.
  • Sempra Energy donated $75,000 to the Red Cross and Americares.
  • GE donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Samsung donated $1 million, including $500,000 to the Red Cross and another $500,000 to local charity partners and schools in the form of Samsung products.
  • Whirlpool Foundation matches the disaster relief contributions made by Whirlpool directors, employees and retirees across the United States, dollar-for-dollar.
  • Under Armour donated $50,000 to Team Rubicon, a disaster-response veterans service organization.
  • AECOM is matching employee donations up to $100,000 to support AECOM Texas Area Employees.
  • Exelon and Constellation are giving $150,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Southern Company, an energy manufacturer, donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Stanley Black & Decker donated $125,000 to disaster relief efforts.
  • MCFA established MCFA Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit corporation to which anyone can contribute financially to those in the greatest need of our support as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Sealed Air donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross and is matching employees’ donations up to $25,000.
  • Range Resources donated $100,000 to the Red Cross.
  • Lockheed Martin donated $380,000 to the Red Cross.

Manufacturers stand with the communities of the Gulf Coast, and we encourage you to do the same. If you would like to support the Red Cross’ response and recovery efforts, you can do so here, and in-kind contributions can be offered here. You can also text “Harvey” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.

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