Corporate America donates millions to Harvey relief

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(CNN Money) — Corporate giants are making big contributions to disaster relief organizations to help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey.

Harvey landed in Texas as a dangerous hurricane, and life-threatening flooding continues in the Houston area. Countless people have lost their homes or are stranded. Forecast of continued raining in the days ahead make the situation even more precarious.

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The Aetna Foundation announced a $100,000 contribution to both the American Red Cross and the Community Foundation of Greater Houston. It will also donate $50,000 to nonprofit Team Rubicon to assist current and future disaster relief efforts.


The Allergan Foundation on Monday said it will donate $100,000 to the Red Cross to support victims of Harvey.


Amazon and Whole Foods will match cash donations made on up to $1 million to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief.


The tech giant made a $2 million donation to the Red Cross over the weekend, an Apple spokeswoman told CNNMoney. Apple will also match employee donations 2 to 1. Users can donate to the Red Cross through iTunes or on the App Store.


Bayer told CNNMoney it is donating $100,000 each to the Red Cross and nonprofit Direct Relief.


The Caterpillar Foundation donated $300,000 to the Red Cross to help with immediate relief efforts for Harvey.

Cheniere Energy

Cheniere Energy on Monday said it will make a $1 million donation to the Red Cross to help with relief and recovery efforts following the storm.


Chevron is making a $1 million donation to the Red Cross. The oil and gas company will also match donations made to relief efforts by its employees and retirees.


The Cigna Foundation is contributing $100,000 to the Red Cross. Cigna employees can also request matching funds for their donations to the Red Cross.


The Citi Foundation has committed a $1 million donation to the Red Cross, the company told CNNMoney.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation is donating $1 million to the Red Cross.

Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil on Friday said it’s donating $500,000 to Red Cross organizations along the U.S. Gulf Coast to aid with relief efforts.


The Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $100,000 to disaster relief efforts in Texas. It will also match up to $50,000 in contributions to the Red Cross.

General Electric

The GE Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Red Cross, a spokeswoman told CNNMoney. It will also match employee donations to participating disaster relief organizations.


Google is making a $250,000 grant to the Red Cross and matching employee donations up to $250,000.

Home Depot

Home Depot on Monday committed $1 million to help storm relief efforts. The donation will go to nonprofits, such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing and Team Rubicon.


The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of health insurance company Humana, on Saturday gave a $250,000 immediate grant to the Red Cross.

Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange is making a $1 million contribution to the Red Cross and matching employee donations.


Investment bank Jefferies will donate $1 million to several charities aiding in the relief effort. The firm will also donate all net trading commissions on Wednesday from U.S., European and Asia equity, fixed income and foreign exchange trading to relief efforts.


JPMorgan Chase said it would donate $1 million to the Red Cross and other nonprofit groups providing immediate relief. The firm is also matching employee donations to these organizations.

Chase will also automatically waive or refund fees, such as late fees for mortgages and credit cards, through September 10 for customers in areas severely impacted by the hurricane.

Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare is making a $50,000 donation to the Red Cross to aid recovery efforts from Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast.


The home improvement retailer on Saturday announced a $500,000 contribution to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help provide food, shelter and supplies to those impacted by Harvey and other crises.

At Lowe’s stores in Texas, customers can also make a donation to the Red Cross.


Microsoft on Monday announced a $100,000 grant to the Red Cross.

PenFed Credit Union

PenFed, one of the country’s largest credit unions, will donate $50,000 to the Red Cross Corpus Christi and Houston chapters.


PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Red Cross.

Range Resources

Oil and gas company Range Resources announced a $100,000 donation to the Red Cross for Harvey relief aid.


The Starbucks Foundation donated $250,000 to the Red Cross. Customers can also make a contribution to Harvey relief efforts at any Starbucks store in the U.S.


The SunTrust Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to the Red Cross.

Under Armour

Under Armour donated $50,000 to assist Team Rubicon in response to Harvey.

United Airlines

The airline will give up to three million bonus miles to MileagePlus members who donate to disaster relief organizations such as the Red Cross or AmeriCares. United will also match the first $200,000 raised in donations on its crowdfunding campaign.


Walmart and the Walmart Foundation said they would give cash and product donations of at least $1 million to organizations like the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is donating $500,000 to both the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and to local nonprofits focused on relief efforts in Texas.

Western Union

The money transfer company’s foundation announced a $30,000 donation to the Red Cross on Sunday. The Western Union Foundation will also match “qualifying” contributions from its agents.

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Western Union will also provide free money transfers when users send funds to Texas from the U.S.