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Hurricane Relief Efforts (#5)

September 25, 2008

We continue to track (see also here, here, here, and here) corporate and foundation support for hurricane relief and recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast. Here is today's roundup of announcements....

The Senate is considering a $6 billion relief package for coastal communities in Texas affected by Hurricane Ike.

The New York Yankees have announced a $1 million donation to help those affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

The Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation has announced a cash grant of $500,000 to the American Red Cross's hurricane relief fund and will also match up to $250,000 in employee contributions to the fund. HP also will donate notebooks valued at approximately $200,000 to the Greater Houston Area Red Cross to help that agency manage its relief and recovery efforts.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has raised $100,000 in donations to support employees who lost homes or were otherwise affected by Hurricane Ike. The Palo Duro Canyon State Park friends group also donated $10,000 to the effort.

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio has announced grants totaling $50,000 to two faith-based organizations, Baptist Child and Family Services and Texas Baptist Men, Inc., working to assist victims of Hurricane Ike.

PNM Resources and its family of companies serving customers in New Mexico and Texas have announced a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Ike.

The Entergy Corporation and the Foundation for the Mid South have created the Entergy Hurricane Relief Fund to help victims of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton have announced that they will again team up to raise money for Gulf Coast recovery efforts. The Bush-Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund will focus on long-term recovery efforts in coastal communities affected by this summer's hurricanes.

Last but not least, the Better Business Bureau of Utah is advising donors to give responsibly to Hurricane Ike relief efforts by ensuring their gifts go to organizations equipped to support recovery efforts. (Ignoring this advice can result in disastrous consequences.)

Did we overlook your gift or contribution? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

-- Regina Mahone

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