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Hurricane Relief Efforts (#2)

September 17, 2008

Following up on yesterday's post, here's more news from the hurricane relief front:

ConocoPhillips has announced that it will contribute $5 million to provide assistance to people and communities affected by Hurricane Ike. The funds will be directed to the American Red Cross, the United Way, the Salvation Army, and the Texas Disaster Relief Fund.

Chevron Corporation has announced a commitment of $3 million to support recovery efforts in communities affected by hurricanes Gustav, Hanna, and Ike.

Houston mayor Bill White has announced the formation of the Houston Ike Relief Fund to help those impacted by Hurricane Ike.

The Verizon Foundation has announced two $20,000 grants -- one to the Texas division of the Salvation Army, the other to the Greater Houston chapter of the American Red Cross -- to aide with disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

And one more (for now): Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. has announced a partnership with Winn-Dixie to assist relief efforts along the Texas Gulf Coast by sending 225,000 half-liter bottles of water to certain towns without functional water purification centers due to damage from Hurricane Ike.

We'll continue to track the philanthropic response to the recent hurricanes as donations are announced.

-- Regina Mahone

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