Hurricane Harvey has ravaged southeastern Texas and is now hitting southwestern Louisiana as a tropical storm. Local authorities are still focused on rescue efforts, not recovery. But businesses are already starting to help relief efforts. Here are some that have pledged at least $1 million.
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.
Toyota — Toyota will provide more than $3 million to help. Of the total, Dan Friedkin, chairman of Gulf States Toyota, has established a fund that has guaranteed at least $1 million. Toyota will donate money and match dealer donations to organizations such as the St. Bernard Project and the American Red Cross. It will also donate preowned Toyota and Lexus vehicles to help move people and property.
Carnival — Carnival Corporation has pledged at least $2 million to relief efforts. Carnival Cruise Line and the Carnival Foundation are each contributing $500,000. The cruise company's chairman, Micky Arison, and his wife, Madeleine, are matching the company's donation and are donating $1 million from their family foundation.
Apple — Apple has donated $2 million to the American Red Cross. The company will match employee donations 2-to-1 through the end of September. It has also started allowing people to make donations through iTunes.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo — The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is committing $2 million to relief efforts and will announce more details of its donation in the coming weeks.
Abbott — Abbott and its foundation are donating $1 million in grants, healthcare products and nutrition products. The Abbott Fund is giving a total of $900,000 in grants to the American Red Cross, Americares and Direct Relief. Abbott is donating $100,000 worth of healthcare and nutrition products.
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.
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.
Cheniere Energy — Cheniere will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Chevron — Chevron Corporation is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross. The company will also match donations its employees and retirees make to relief efforts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hilton — Hilton has committed $500,000 to relief efforts, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has pledged $500,000. The hotel chain is also giving Hilton Honors Members the chance to donate their reward points to the American Red Cross.
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.
Intercontinental Exchange — Intercontinental Exchange is making a $1 million donation to the Red Cross. The company will also match employee donations to the organization.
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.
JPMorgan Chase — JPMorgan Chase will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross and other organizations who are working to help those affected.
Lennar — Lennar has pledged $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund. The homebuilding company will also match employee contributions.
Mattress Firm — Houston-based Mattress Firm is donating $1 million in products. The company will also use a percentage of every purchase made in-stores through Sept. 5 to donate an additional $1 million worth of pillows, blankets and mattresses. Customers at Mattress Firm stores can also donate to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
PepsiCo — PepsiCo and its foundation are providing more than $1 million in cash and products to the Red Cross.
United Airlines — United has donated $1.1 million between cash contributions, food and amenity donations and value of relief flights.
UnitedHealthcare — UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group will donate $1 million to relief efforts. The company is working to determine where the funds will be most effective. It will also match employee donations 2-to-1.
UPS — The UPS Foundation has pledged more than $1 million to organizations including the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.
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.
Wells Fargo — Wells Fargo is donating $500,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and $500,000 to local nonprofits. Wells Fargo customers can donate to the American Red Cross at ATMs nationwide.
These donations were all announced before the end of business on Wednesday.
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