After Hurricane Irma’s deadly run through Florida and the Caribbean, NEW partners have followed Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with new donations of food, water, supplies and funds.
The corporations join the entertainment world in providing assistance to those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The hurricane aid telethon "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" aired September 12 with participation from more than 40 actors and singers including Justin Bieber, George Clooney, Ellen Degeneres, Drake, Jamie Foxx, Joe Jonas, Questlove, Barbra Streisand, Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is matching donations made to American Red Cross in Wal-Mart stores through September 16 for hurricane relief. The company's efforts to assist those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma now total $30 million in aid. Walmart also deployed 1,360 semi-trucks to relocate bottled water from distribution centers as far away as Nevada to more than 400 Florida stores, staving off shrinking water supplies and price gouging.
Target is committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Irma, in addition to the $3.5 million Target committed last week to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The donations will benefit Target team members, as well as national, local and international relief organizations including American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF and Save the Children.
Chevron Corporation urges the timely reporting of price gouging at independently owned Chevron and Texaco stations, by tweeting @Chevron using #Irma.
The Coca-Cola Company has pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean. The company also is matching employee donations to a fund assisting Coca-Cola associates. Coca-Cola companies have donated 1.3 million bottles of water and other beverages to organizations responding to hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
CVS Health is donating $50,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund and is matching employee donations to the CVS Health Employee Relief Fund up to $25,000. In areas affected by Hurricane Irma, CVS Pharmacy and CVS Caremark are allowing pharmacists to provide emergency 10-day medication supply refills for plan members.
Duracell is providing free batteries, mobile charging and WiFi services to those affected by Hurricane Irma with its Power Forward initiative. Relief vehicle locations will be posted on Twitter and Facebook @Duracell.
Kellogg Company has followed its support of Feeding America for Hurricane Harvey victims by shipping truckloads of food to food bank network Feeding Florida, for immediate distribution to families impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Nestlé Waters North America is preparing to deliver more bottled water in addition to the more than 1.3 million bottles of water the company has already sent to aid storm victims.
PetSmart Charities has announced an initial commitment of $1 million to support animal welfare organizations assist pets and pet families affected by Hurricane Irma. PetSmart's pledges now total $3 million for the funding of rescue, relief and recovery efforts following hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
7-Eleven has pledged $150,000 in donations to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Irma relief. The company has also donated 48,000 cases of water to citizens of Oldsmar, Orlando and Port Orange, Florida.
Tyson Foods and their Meals that Matter Disaster Relief Program have mobilized efforts to deliver 50 tons of food and water to team members and flood victims affected by Hurricane Irma.
Walgreens urged patients to evacuate to safe locations before refilling their prescriptions and notes Walgreens locations can access patient records. The Walgreens app can be used to facilitate prescription refills and arrange nearby pickups.
This news updated September 13, 2017.