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Donations for Sandy Relief Efforts: Update

November 01, 2012

Sandy-car-floodedAs millions of people remained without power, heat, or water for a third day in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, million-dollar donations and in-kind gifts continued to pour in from corporations and their foundations in support of relief and recovery efforts.

As of Thursday morning, FedEx Corporation had pledged $1.2 million in cash and in-kind transportation to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Heart to Heart International, and Direct Relief International for food, shelter, clothing, medical supplies, hygiene kits, and other assistance for those affected by the storm.

Financial services institutions also continued to step up, with BNY Mellon announcing a commitment of $1 million -- a $500,000 grant and $500,000 to match donations made by its employees -- to the Red Cross, local food banks, and other frontline agencies; Capital One announcing a $1 million commitment, including $200,000 in emergency relief grants, $600,000 for longer-term recovery efforts, and up to $200,000 to match contributions made by customers through its Web site; and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation announcing a commitment of $500,000 over two years to the Red Cross' Disaster Responder Program.

The auto industry also revved up its support for relief and recovery efforts in affected communities, with Toyota ($1 million), Mercedes-Benz USA ($1 million), the Volkswagen of America Foundation ($500,000), and Ford employees and the Ford Motor Company Fund ($50,000) announcing donations to the Red Cross and other nonprofits.

Elsewhere, the Coca-Cola Foundation pledged $1 million in support of relief efforts; PepsiCo announced donations of $500,000 to the Red Cross for its Annual Disaster Giving Program and $250,000 to Feeding America for its annual disaster relief fund; News Corp. announced a donation of $500,000 to the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC and $500,000 for relief efforts in New Jersey; the Starbucks Foundation announced a donation of $250,000 to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and $250,000 to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund for longer-term assistance; and the New York Yankees and Sutter Health each pledged $500,000 to the Red Cross.

Other Donations (Updated: 10:30 EST, Friday, November 2)

In-Kind Giving

Sources (click on jump link below)

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Response Underway
AmeriCares Press Release

AT&T Extends Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Care Efforts With a $250,000 Grant to American Red Cross Disaster Relief

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AT&T Press Release

BNY Mellon Contributes $1 Million to American Red Cross, Local Food Banks and Community Groups for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief
BNY Mellon Press Release

Capital One Commits $1 Million in Support for Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Efforts
Capital One Press Release

Caterpillar Statement on Storm Relief Effort
Caterpillar Inc. Press Release

Coca-Cola Supports Disaster Relief and Recovery in Wake of Hurricane Sandy
Coca-Cola Company Press Release

Delta Donates $100,000 to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Delta Air Lines Press Release

Duke Energy Deploys 1,000 More Workers to Help Restore Power
Duke Energy Press Release

FedEx Pledges $1.2 Million to Support Northeast Disaster Relief
FedEx Corporation Press Release

Ford Motor Company Provides $50,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Ford Motor Company Press Release

The Hartford Contributes $250,000 to Storm Sandy Relief Efforts
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Press Release

Home Depot Foundation Responds to Superstorm Sandy
Home Depot Press Release

IDT Energy Supports Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort
IDT Energy Press Release

Intel Foundation Will Match Donations for Hurricane Sandy Aid
Intel Corporation Press Release

Lilly Statement on Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Eli Lilly and Company Press Release

Mercedes-Benz USA pledged to For Hurricane #Sandy Relief Effort \ Mercedes-Benz USA Donates $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
Mercedes-Benz USA Press Release

News Corporation Announces $1 Million Donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
News Corporation Press Release

Northwestern Mutual Foundation Announces Partnership with American Red Cross
Northwestern Mutual Foundation Press Release

PG&E to Send More Than 150 Electric Personnel to New York to Help Restore Power in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
PG&E Press Release

Pernod Ricard USA Responds to Hurricane Sandy; Provides Monetary and In-Kind Contributions
Pernod Ricard USA Press Release

PNC Foundation Commits $300,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief
PNC Foundation

PSEG Foundation to Give More Than $100,000 to Help NJ Residents
PSEG Foundation Press Release

Starbucks Foundation Donates to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Starbucks Foundation Press Release

Sutter Health Gives $500,000 to American Red Cross for Sandy Relief
Sutter Health Press Release

Toyota Donates $1 Million to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Toyota Press Release

Volkswagen of America Foundation to Contribute $500,000 to the American Red Cross for Relief Efforts
Volkswagen Group of America Press Release

Walgreens Donates $250,000 to Hurricane #Sandy Relief Efforts
Walgreens Press Release

Yankees Pledge $500,000 to Support Sandy Relief
Yankees Press Release


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