Here’s what big companies are giving for Irma relief
The damage wrought by Hurricane Irma has sparked a fresh wave of giving from corporate America.
The extent of the destruction in Florida and the Caribbean isn’t yet known, and Irma is still making its way toward Georgia as a tropical storm. It could be one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.
A fundraising effort called Hand in Hand, backed by Verizon, Apple and other major companies, is hosting a televised fundraiser on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey are among the celebrities who have signed on.
Here is a running list of all the ways companies have promised to help, both for Harvey and Irma relief.
Apple: Donated $3 million to the Red Cross in addition to pledging $5 million for the Hand in Hand effort.
AT&T: Donating $1.4 million to relief efforts in the Caribbean and U.S. states hurt by Harvey and Irma. The company previously announced it would contribute at least $250,000 to help communities after Harvey.
Bank of America: Donating more than $3.5 million to victims of the two storms, including $754,000 donated by bank employees, which the company matched.
Citi: In the wake of Irma, the Citi Foundation committed a $1 million donation to the Red Cross, bringing its total hurricane relief contributions to $2 million.
Goldman Sachs: Committed to giving $500,000 to organizations involved in the “immediate search, clean-up and recovery efforts” after Harvey struck the Gulf Coast. After Irma, the company promised $500,000 more.
Home Depot: Pledged $2 million for Harvey and Irma relief.
Humana: Says its Humana Foundation will donate $1 million to the Red Cross for Irma relief.
IBM: Has pledged $4 million. It says $2 million will go toward Harvey relief and $2 million toward helping Irma victims.
Panda Express: Committed to raising $3 million in stores and donating $1 million.
PayPal: A sponsor of Hand in Hand, PayPal is donating $100,000 to Save the Children and $100,000 more to the Red Cross for Irma relief. It’s also launching a campaign to raise money from donors. A similar campaign for Harvey relief raised more than $4 million from 81,000 donors.
Target: Pledged up to $1 million to Irma relief organizations, including the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, UNICEF and Save the Children. This is in addition to a $3.5 million donation for Harvey relief.
UnitedHealthcare: Announced a donation of $1 million for Irma relief, and also a 2-to-1 match for employee donations.
Verizon: After announcing a $10 million commitment after Harvey, Verizon said it would donate $2.5 million to Hand in Hand.
Walmart: Has committed to donating up to $30 million to hurricane relief.
Wells Fargo: Pledged $1.1 million to Irma relief efforts in Florida and the Caribbean, nearly half to the Red Cross. The company said its customers have donated, via ATMs, nearly $1.7 million to the Red Cross for Harvey relief.