Businesses Mean Business when it Comes to Sandy Relief Efforts

Sandy won’t win and businesses are making sure of it.

In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) recently reported today that businesses have pledged more than $50 million towards relief efforts.  The business donations represent cash, in-kind products or services, and employee and customer matching campaigns.

More than twenty five companies so far have pledged $1 million or more in resources.  The companies include: Abbott; Bank of America Foundation; BNY Mellon; Capital One Financial Corporation; The Citi Foundation; Coca-Cola Company; Enterprise; Disney; FedEx; General Motors; The Home Depot Foundation; HSBC; JPMorgan Chase; Kohl’s; Lowe’s; Mercedes Benz; Morgan Stanley; NBA; News Corporation; New York Life; NFL; Time Warner; Toyota; Viacom, Inc.; and Wells Fargo.

Business donors are listed on BCLC’s online Sandy Corporate Aid Tracker. Since its founding in 2000, BCLC has served as the coordination hub and liaison between businesses that contribute to disaster response and the nonprofits and communities seeking assistance.  The business community has been a major partner in disaster relief and recovery for several years and in a variety of disaster settings.

In addition to tracking corporate donations, BCLC’s disaster response system includes the Disaster Help Desk for Business, response briefings for the public and media, and local trouble-shooting services that connect donations to where they are needed most.

Now THAT’s good business.

 

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