The philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company – The Coca-Cola Foundation – has pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross, supporting local relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. These funds will help provide immediate resources for necessary food and shelter and will aid in long-term rebuilding efforts.
In addition to The Coca-Cola Foundation’s monetary contributions, the Coca-Cola system, including Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Coca-Cola North America and fairlife, has donated nearly 25,000 cases of water, milk, sports drinks and other beverages to people affected by the storm [at time of writing]. The Coca-Cola system also is supporting its approximately 2200 associates in the affected areas. Many employees have been evacuated from their homes and it is expected that more employees will need help and care.
Donated from the Boeing Charitable Trust, the Boeing Company is also committing $1 million to assist with disaster relief across Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which will be directed through the American Red Cross for relief efforts. Disaster relief efforts in the region align with Boeing’s ongoing commitment to the communities where the company has a presence. Boeing employs close to 4,000 people in Texas and supports an estimated 39,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state. Boeing is active and engaged in Texas communities, contributing more than $3.2 million in charitable contributions in 2016.