Texas residents are feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey–and they will for months to come–but thankfully quite a few corporate giants are stepping in to help.
Anheuser-Busch is donating more than 100,000 cans of water to Texas, even halting beer production in their Cartersville, Georgia, factory to ensure enough water is produced.
“Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations,” Vice President of Community Affairs Bill Bradley said.
Amazon and Whole Foods will match all cash donations made to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (made through Amazon.com) for up to $1 million.
Apple donated $2 million to the Red Cross and is currently matching employee donations two-to-one. It has also set up a Red Cross link through iTunes, where you can choose donation amounts from $5 to $200 increments.
JPMorgan Chase is also matching employee donations to the Red Cross and other nonprofits providing relief, as well as donating $1 million itself. Chase is also waiving and refunding late fees until September 10 on mortgages and credit cards for customers severely impacted by the storm.
United Airlines has set up a crowdfunding campaign for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief and will match the first $200,000 made. MileagePlus members will also earn up to 1,000 bonus miles for donating at least $50.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be donating both cash and products worth at least $1 million to the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the Convoy of Hope.
Per Kathleen McLaughlin, President of the Walmart Foundation and Chief Sustainability Officer for Walmart: “We are actively supporting local response efforts and will continue to be there for our customers, friends, family, fellow associates and neighbors in the Gulf Coast.<
Starbucks, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Google, Home Depot and Lowe’s have also donated to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief funds.