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Verizon — Verizon has pledged $10 million to Harvey relief efforts. The company said it is working with local and state government officials to identify four nonprofit agencies. It will share more details in the coming days.
Walgreens — Walgreens has committed $200,000 to the American Red Cross, and the company will enable customers to donate at its stores. Walgreens is also donating food items, first aid and medical equipment to the American Red Cross' emergency shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The company is partnering with United Airlines to transport items from Chicago to Houston.
Kroger — The Kroger Foundation has committed $100,000 to the Houston Food Bank. The Foundation will donate $5, up to $100,000, for every social media share of the #KrogerCares post. Kroger will also give customers the opportunity to donate in stores.
HCA Healthcare — HCA Healthcare will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross. It will also match up to $1 million in employee donations to the company's employee assistance nonprofit organization.
Bank of America — The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has made a $1 million commitment to Harvey relief. The foundation will initially give $250,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and will allocate the rest later once long-term recovery needs are identified. It will also match employee pledges.
AT&T — AT&T is donating $350,000 in aid. Of that amount, it will donate $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. The company's foundation will also match employee donations up to $50,000 each to the AT&T Employee Disaster Relief Fund and Team Rubicon.
Coca-Cola — The Coca-Cola Foundation has pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross. The company is matching employee donations, up to $100,000, to the Coca-Cola Employee Disaster Relief Fund, which will go to company associates affected by the storm. The Coca-Cola system has also donated nearly 25,000 cases of water, milk, sports drinks and other beverages to people in the affected areas. The company said it expects to donate more in the coming days.
Comcast NBCUniversal — Comcast NBCUniversal has pledged more than $1 million to relief efforts. The contribution includes $500,000 in cash that will be shared between the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the American Red Cross. The company will also donate advertising time to the organizations.
Google — Google will match up to $1 million in donations made to the American Red Cross. Google has already committed $750,000 to relief efforts through company and employee donations. In total, the company is pledging $2 million to relief efforts.
Bayer — Bayer is committing $200,000 to relief efforts. It will send half the amount to the American Red Cross and the other half to Direct Relief. The company is also working with its nonprofit partners to determine needs for product donations.
Facebook — Facebook will match up to $1 million raised on the social media site for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.
Dow Chemical Company — The Dow Chemical Company Foundation has pledged $1 million to relief efforts. It will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, $100,000 to Team Rubicon and $200,000 to other local nonprofit organizations. The foundation will match employee and retiree donations up to $100,000. It will use the remaining $500,000 to help long-term rebuilding efforts.
Kendra Scott — Kendra Scott is donating 50 percent of its online sales on Tuesday to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.
GoFundMe — GoFundMe is pledging $100,000 to the Direct Impact Fund. A page on the company's website allows people to donate to the fund. Their money will support individuals with verified campaigns on the fundraising site. People can also choose to donate directly to a campaign on the site.
Bass Pro Shops — Bass Pro Shops is donating more than 80 boats to government agencies and rescue organizations in Houston and other Texas communities. The outdoor retailer is also donating truckloads of relief supplies totaling $40,000 to Convoy of Hope and the American Red Cross.
Gallery Furniture — Gallery Furniture has transformed two of its Houston-area stores into shelters. Founder Jim McIngvale tweeted photos of people lounging on couches and children playing on mattresses that were pushed together.
Jefferies — Jefferies will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. It will also donate all net trading commissions on Wednesday from U.S., European and Asia equity, fixed income and foreign exchange trading. Employees have the opportunity to donate, too.
ExxonMobil — Exxon Mobil Corporation will give the United Way of Greater Houston $500,000 in addition to the $500,000 it gave the American Red Cross.
Wal-Mart — Wal-Mart and the company's foundation will provide cash and product donations of at least $1 million to organizations helping with relief, such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.
PepsiCo — PepsiCo and its foundation are providing more than $1,000,000 in cash and products to the Red Cross.
Starbucks — The Starbucks Foundation will donate $250,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief. The coffee chain will also allow customers to make a donation to the American Red Cross in its stores. Employees who donate money can request a matching donation.
Microsoft — Microsoft has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross "as an initial step" to help those affected, the company said in a blog post. "More help is needed, and the company and its employees pledged to do more," the company wrote. A link to donate was also included in the post.
Aetna — The Aetna Foundation will give $100,000 to the American Red Cross, $100,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Houston and $50,000 to Team Rubicon.
Allergan — The Allergan Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
Amazon and Whole Foods Market — Amazon and Whole Foods Market will match up to $1 million in donations made to the American Red Cross via Amazon. The website includes a link to make a donation as well as one to send essential items from the Red Cross' wish list.
Caterpillar — The Caterpillar Foundation is giving $300,000 to the American Red Cross. The company has started sending power generation equipment from other parts of the country and begun staging equipment in anticipation of clean-up efforts, CEO Jim Umpleby said in a statement.
Cheniere Energy — Cheniere will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Lowe's — Lowe's has contributed $500,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. The hardware chain has also started allowing customers to donate in-stores and online.
Home Depot — The Home Depot Foundation has pledged $1 million to organizations including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing and Team Rubicon. The hardware store company will also send its Team Depot volunteers to help the cleanup effort and deliver supplies to the affected areas.
Western Union — The Western Union Foundation is donating $30,000 to the American Red Cross. It will also match contributions from employees. Customers can also donate directly to the Red Cross.
Apple — Apple has donated $2 million to the American Red Cross. It has also started allowing people to make donations through iTunes.
JPMorgan Chase — JPMorgan Chase will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross and other organizations who are working to help those affected.
Target — Target will donate $500,000, which will be distributed to the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Team Rubicon.
UPS — The UPS Foundation has pledged more than $1 million to organizations including the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.
ABInBev — ABInBev's emergency water program has sent more than 155,000 cans of drinking water to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Arlington, Texas, to help those in need.
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These donations were all announced before the end of business on Tuesday.