Friday, September 02, 2005

U.S. Firms Helping In Hurricane Relief

These 'evil' corporations don't look quite so evil, do they? Support these companies with your patronage.

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Abbott: $2 million in cash donations and an initial $2 million in nutritional and medical products.
Amerada Hess: $1 million to the American Red Cross.
American Airlines: flew 85,000 pounds of bottled water and nonperishable food items donated by the airline to New Orleans.
Anheuser-Busch: 12,600 cases of drinking water for the Red Cross.
Arby's: $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
AT&T: $500,000 donation to Red Cross.
Bayer Corp.: $2 million in cash and product donations to the Red Cross.
BI-LO/Bruno's supermarkets: match up to $25,000 in employee and customer donations to the American Red Cross.
BP: $1 million to the Red Cross.
Campbell Soup Company: $2 million of food products.
Cendant: matching employee contributions up to $500k.
Charles Schwab: offers a home equity line of credit up to $25,000 as either a new line of credit or an extension to an existing line of credit. The offer will include residences that have sustained storm damage that normally would not qualify.
Chevron: $5 million donation -- $3 million to the Red Cross and $2 million to local charities in the area.
Citigroup: $1 million to the American Red Cross and will match employee donations up to $1 million.
Coca-Cola Company: $5 million donation and donating water and other beverages to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Comcast Corporation: $10 million worth of advertising time for Public Service Announcements, in addition to $50,000 in cash to the American Red Cross.
Comerica: $50,000 to the Red Cross.
ConocoPhillips: $3 million and match employee contributions.
Culligan: five truckloads of drinking water.
Dana Corporation: $50,000 to Red Cross and employee match to all other charities.
Degussa: $100,000 to the Red Cross and match employee contributions.
Delta Airlines: Free transportation of relief supplies, refugee relocation, 1 million SkyMiles each to American Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Dow Chemical: $1 million to the Red Cross, up to $1 million in employee matching gifts, and $1 million in products and technology for rebuilding.
Dupont: $1 million cash donation and is prepared to make product donations.
Eli Lilly: $2 million to the Red Cross and match up to $1 million in employee donations. Eli Lilly will also donate $1 million worth of insulin.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: $1 million through its charitable foundation to the American Red Cross.
Exxon Mobil: $2 million to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and will provide $5 million in grants to local relief agencies.
Fannie Mae: mortgage relief provisions in place for borrowers in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and other states facing hardships as a result of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.
FedEx: airlift donated resources.
Flowserve: will donate $50,000 and match up to $50,000 in employee donations to the Red Cross.
Food Lion: truckload of bottled water to the area.
Ford Motor Credit Company: offering customers affected by Hurricane Katrina the opportunity to defer up to two vehicle payments.
Freddie Mac: has extended its mortgage relief policies for borrowers affected by Hurricane Katrina in locations declared major disaster areas by President Bush.
General Motors: $400,000 to the American Red Cross and matching employee donations up to $250,000. GM will also donate 25 vehicles for use by the American Red Cross.
Grainer: $1 million in supplies and cash.
Harrah's Entertainment: will establish an Employee Recovery Fund of $1 million and will provide Biloxi, Gulfport and New Orleans casino employees with their regularly scheduled base pay for up to 90 days.
Home Depot: $1.5 million to various relief organizations.
JPMorgan Chase: $1 million to the American Red Cross and will match employee donations up to $1 million.
Kellogg: $500,000 in cash and products including seven truckloads of breakfast bars, crackers and cookies already en route.
Kimberly-Clark: $250,000 in cash and $350,000 in production donations.
Koch Industries: $1 million to the Red Cross, $250,000 to the Salvation Army and will match employee contributions up to $1 million.
Lowe's Companies: Match in-store customer contributions up to $1 million. The company said it has truckloads of emergency supplies staged and ready for relief efforts along the Gulf Coast.
MAR Oil: $13,200 to the Red Cross.
Medtronic: $1 million to the Red Cross.
Modine Manufacturing: $150,000 to various agencies.
National Association of Realtors: $1 million to funds established by realtor associations in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi to provide emergency relief to victims of the hurricane.
New York Life Insurance: $1 million to the Red Cross and will match employee contributions.
Navistar: Donating use of trucks, cars and logistics.
Nissan North America: $500,000 to the Red Cross and provide 50 full-size trucks to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
Northwest Airlines: Deliver hurricane relief supplies, including water, hand towels and batteries.
Office Depot: $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Onstar: $400,000 to the Red Cross and well as employee donations.
Papa Johns franchisee owner Keith Sullens in Houston: Provide up to 10,000 Pizzas to people arriving at the Astrodome from the Superdome. He is also offering 150 delivery jobs open across the Houston area to people evacuated from New Orleans as a chance for them to get back on their feet.
Pepsi Americas: $500,000 in financial aid and water.
Pfizer: $1 million for rebuilding hospital and healthcare centers, $1 million for relief organizations including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of America and medicines, consumer and animal health products
Southwest Airlines: bringing supplies such as ice, bottled water, flashlights and bug spray.
Sprint Nextel: Mobile command center with full telecommunications system to coordinate a "massive" recovery effort and help get mobile service working again. The company is also giving 3000 Nextel walkie talkies to recovery workers and providing a total of 10 RV's and vehicles with satellite cellular service.
Target: $1.5 million donation to the American Red Cross.
Tesoro Corporation: $100,000 to the Red Cross and Salvation Army and match employee contributions.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans: $1 million to Lutheran relief agencies and will match member contributions.
Time Warner: Will match $1 million in employee donations to the Red Cross.
Toyota: $5 million to Red Cross.
Turner Broadcasting: $250,000 and match employee contributions.
Unilever: $1 million in cash to the Red Cross and Salvation Army and will donate $1.6 million worth of company products including soap, shampoo, detergent, peanut butter, soup, nutritional shakes and snack bars.
UPS: $500,000 in cash and $750,000 worth of services.
United Airlines: 500 frequent flier miles to anyone who donates $50 or more to the Red Cross, AmeriCares or Operation USA. The airline is also planning a relief flight with food and supplies.
Wal-Mart Stores: $1 million to the Salvation Army for relief assistance such as meals for victims and emergency and rescue personnel.
Washington Mutual: $100,000 to the American Red Cross and will match employee donations.
Wachovia: $250,000 to the American Red cross and match employee donations.

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