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13 Ways Manufacturers Are Stepping Up To Help Communities Devastated By Hurricane Harvey

by Andrew Clark, NAM

As Hurricane Harvey continues to impact the Gulf Coast with devastating rain and flooding, manufacturers in the area are not only weathering the storm – they’re pitching in to help with the relief effort and rebuild the communities they call home.

Here are a few examples of what manufacturers are doing to help (all IMA members highlighted in blue):

-Coca-Cola beverages have codes underneath the bottle caps that consumers can convert into donations to the Red Cross.

-Anheuser-Busch is using its facilities to bottle emergency drinking water instead of beer.

-Duracell is offering free batteries to those impacted by the hurricane.

-AT&T and Verizon are providing data relief to those in Harvey’s path if they exceed their monthly limits.

-Altec Inc. is helping restore power in communities with downed power lines.

In addition, manufacturers have donated and raised millions of dollars to the Red Cross:

-Waste Management is donating $3 million to the Red Cross.

-Pharmaceutical company Allergan is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross.

-Exxon Mobil Corporation is donating $500,000 to regional Red Cross organizations.

-Caterpillar is donating $300,000 to the Red Cross.

-Cheniere Energy is donating $1 million to the Red Cross.

-Lowe’s is donating $500,000 to the American Red Cross.

-Microsoft is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross.

-Starbucks is donating $250,000 to the Red Cross.

Manufacturers stand with the communities of the Gulf Coast and we encourage you to do the same. If you would like to support the Red Cross’ response and recovery efforts, you can do so by clicking here and in-kind contributions can be offered by clicking here. You can also text “Harvey” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross.


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