Hy-Vee helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted September 01, 2017

"Our volunteers are dedicated to helping families when they need it most, whether here in their local community or across the country", said Louise Welch Williams, Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Red Cross in SC.

In quieter, anonymous gestures so many Americans shared what they could. Millions of people are facing flash flood warnings, including the entire Houston metro area which is under a flash flood emergency. The company's global portfolio includes producing assets in the Harvey-affected Eagle Ford Shale and GOM. When you give, it's important to keep that history in mind.

Scott Salemme, CEO of the Greater Chesapeake Region Red Cross, said the disaster from what was Hurricane Harvey is comparable to Hurricane Katrina. Again, these charities need money - not boxes of diapers you picked up at Costco. You might also consult GuideStar or The American Institute of Philanthropy. "We look forward to working with customers to bolster relief efforts for this unprecedented and catastrophic event". That was the case with the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund, an organization I advised after 9/11. New organizations can play important roles, particularly those connected to marginalized groups, like immigrants, who may not trust established institutions.

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The relief organisation confirmed the news, "This is an incredible gift". Charity Navigator helps identify reputable charities and has a list of organizations that are wanting to help out after Hurricane Harvey.

In addition to its $1 million direct contribution, Jefferies clients helped to generate more than $3.2 million in donations from net trading commissions on Wednesday, while the firm's 3,324 employees totaled another $800,000. Linn also is putting up as much as $100,000 to match employee donations to relief efforts.

According to Combs' social media posts, he was sent to Houston but has stayed in Dallas as flooded roads made it hard for volunteers to get in or out of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city.

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"This is going to impact thousands of residents down there, so we want to make sure we have the strong infrastructure with both material and human and financial resources to make sure we're able to provide our services as long as they're needed", Salemme said.

Donations followed even if the call out seemed a bit aggressive to some.

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