Wondering what companies are doing to support those impacted by Hurricane Dorian? Be sure to check out our starting list on Forbes describing the disaster relief and recovery efforts by Home Depot, Lowe’s, Kohler, The Coca-Cola Company, Disney Cruise Lines and Coldwell Banker.
Here are additional companies digging in to offer assistance and resources in the wake of this unprecedented hurricane.
UPS sent a humanitarian charter flight to Nassau, The Bahamas, delivering nearly 20 metric tons of emergency supplies for children and families left reeling by Hurricane Dorian. The shipment included shelter, hygiene and water purification emergency supplies provided by UNICEF and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The UPS Foundation also made a commitment to donate $1 million to relief efforts working with a wide variety of nonprofit partners.
FedEx flew a Boeing 757 Cargo Jet to The Bahamas with 56,000 pounds of supplies including medicine, medical supplies, water filtration systems, hygiene kits, as well as a mobile health facility given to them by nonprofit partners including Direct Relief, Water Mission, Team Rubicon, and International Medical Corps.
Amazon mobilized two Amazon Air flights full of tens of thousands of relief items such as tarps, buckets, and water containers. Amazon’s nonprofit partners—the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Mercy Corps, and the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation—will distribute the supplies to those in need. In addition, Amazon launched new Wish List campaigns, specifically curated by its nonprofit partners for customers who want to purchase items and support the relief efforts. Customers may also make cash donations, donate supplies directly to nonprofits for the Bahamas and Carolinas, or just say, “Alexa, donate to Hurricane Dorian relief at American Red Cross.”
The Procter & Gamble Disaster Relief program helps communities by distributing much-needed items like family emergency kits and water purification supplies, including P&G Purifier of Water packets. The company has partnered with World Central Kitchen to provide more than 20,000 meals a day throughout the Bahamas and, with its partners Global Medic and Water Mission, have distributed more than 2,200 family emergency kits to evacuees in Nassau, the Grand Bahama and in shelters in Abaco.
Banfield Foundation (charitable arm of Banfield Pet Hospital) has donated close to $23,000 in Disaster Relief Grants to organizations in the Bahamas and Southeastern United States to help pets impacted by Hurricane Dorian and shipped $30,000 worth of veterinary medical supplies to be used on Abaco, Grand Bahamas and Nassau on more than 2,000 pets.
LuminAid has sent over 7,000 solar lanterns and phone chargers to the Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief, distributed by nonprofit partners on the ground. The company enables consumers to sponsor lights for partner organizations through their Give Light, Get Light program.
HanesBrands announced that the company is donating more than 225,000 pairs of underwear to assist Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas and coastal North Carolina.
Baha Mar resort destination in Nassau committed $2 million in financial aid to support immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery for Bahamians severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
Royal Caribbean is committing $1 million to Dorian disaster relief, working with local government and nonprofit the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) as well as a network of Bahamian charities and other local organizations, including the Bahamas Feeding Network. The cruise line is also loading relief supplies onto their ships and delivering them directly to the islands most affected. Royal Caribbean will also match guest and employee donations to PADF.
Similarly, Carnival Foundation has pledged $1 million in monetary and in-kind donations in support of immediate relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas. Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine have matched the corporation’s commitment with a $1 million donation from their family foundation. A portion of the donation will go to Direct Relief and the Foundations say they will work with local officials and community leaders to determine the most urgent needs to allocate the additional resources. In addition, Carnival Corporation announced an effort to collect and deliver food and supplies donated in Florida counties to the people of The Bahamas, through a partnership with Tropical Shipping and The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
#BahamasReliefMission in action. #NorwegianBreakaway is currently being loaded & will depart tonight to the #Bahamas with much needed supplies. Hope Starts Here. See how you can help: https://t.co/Z8VrpgWo4k pic.twitter.com/MQvpK9x5aY
— Cruise Norwegian (@CruiseNorwegian) September 5, 2019
Norwegian is loading a ship called the Breakaway with relief supplies donated by Norwegian Cruise Line and the City of Miami and sailing to Nassau to deliver the items. In addition, the company has committed $1 million to charity All Hands and Hearts and will also be matching donations dollar for dollar to assist with rebuilding efforts across the areas impacted by the storm.
The Shores Resort & Spa will donate $5 to the American Red Cross for each reservation made with a special promotion September 12th – November 23, 2019. By reserving a two night stay, guests will help those affected by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas and will also receive a 25% discount on the room rate.
Mastercard said will make a $200,000 donation to the American Red Cross and also partner with the organization to expand aid delivery. The company will also match every employee donation made by employees. In addition, Mastercard will waive any interchange related to donations through November 15, 2019 to a variety of charitable organizations.
Bass Pro Shops launched its “Anglers for the Bahamas” fundraising campaign to support the Bahamas in the wake of catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. Initial donations are approaching $2 million. Bass Pro is contributing a minimum of $1 million toward relief efforts, including $500,000 worth of donated goods and $500,000 in cash donations to Convoy of Hope, an international humanitarian relief organization.
Support the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian by joining anglers around the world and donating to @ConvoyofHope, an international humanitarian relief organization. Together, we’re FISHIN’ FOR A MISSION.
Donate today and learn more at https://t.co/67aRCiOPGT. pic.twitter.com/Fm94rZJe8e
— Bass Pro Shops (@BassProShops) September 12, 2019
Columbia Sportswear will run a charity checkout program to support Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas and the U.S. from September 10-30 with the company matching in-store donations up to $50,000. Donations will go directly to the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. In addition to the customer match, Columbia will also match any employee donations from its family of brands. Columbia will also partner with Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on relief efforts. From September 6 – 10, EMS will donate 5% of all Columbia sales to the Hurricane Relief Fund, and Columbia will match the 5% of sales as well.
Starbucks said customers who would like to aid in the relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian can donate to the American Red Cross in any U.S. company-operated store and through the Starbucks mobile app. The Starbucks Foundation is contributing $50,000 to support the Bahamas disaster response efforts, with $25,000 going to the Sandals Foundation and $25,000 to Team Rubicon.
PetSmart Charities has made a commitment of up to $1 million in grants to support responding agencies working on the front lines to help pets and their families in need in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The retailer will also provide shoppers in stores a way to help via a dedicated financial donation system at registers in all of its stores, where they can easily donate directly to pets and people impacted by natural disasters like Hurricane Dorian in increments of $1, $2, $5, $10 or $20.
Lifestraw has sent their first shipment of water filters to the Bahamas and continue to work with partners to develop response plans. In addition, the company also launched a safe water fund for #HurricaneDorian relief on Crowdrise.
CVS Health donated $125,000 in products to Direct Relief.
Sun Trust Bank has committed $250,000 to the American Red Cross in support of the communities and businesses impacted by Hurricane Dorian and will accept consumer donations at all branches through October 18th.
Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Walmart.org are committing up to $500,000 in cash and in-kind donations for relief and recovery for communities in both the U.S. and the Bahamas working with nonprofit organizations like the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.
United Airlines launched a Crowdrise fundraising campaign for those affected by Hurricane Dorian with donations supporting the airline’s relief partners: American Red Cross, Airlink, Americares and Global Giving. United will match the first $100,000 raised and provide up to a total of 5 million bonus miles to give to individuals who make donations of $50 or more.
Delta Air Lines delivered 4,700 pounds of supplies to the Hurricane Dorian-stricken Bahamas including non-perishable food, water, diapers, formula, underwear and socks. Once supplies were unloaded, the flight departed for Nassau with 72 evacuees.
The Wells Fargo Foundation will contribute $650,000 to the communities affected in the U.S. The American Red Cross will receive $250,000, with an additional $400,000 designated to support local nonprofit organizations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. An additional $100,000 donation will be distributed for Bahamian relief efforts, with $50,000 to World Central Kitchen and $50,000 to the Red Cross. In addition, the company is accepting donations to the American Red Cross through its ATM network in North Carolina and South Carolina and through Zelle.
StarKist is partnering with Feed the Children to provide critical disaster response supplies to children and families affected by Hurricane Dorian. As part of their commitment, StarKist is matching the first $25,000 raised in donations through the nonprofit organization and sponsoring a semi-truck filled with food and supplies.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15, Wild Adventures Theme Park team members and volunteers from the American Red Cross will be stationed in the park’s main courtyard to accept blood donations, cash donations and hurricane relief supplies such as tarps, roofing supplies, baby food, diapers and personal hygiene products, park representatives said. Each guest who makes a donation will receive “Buy One, Get One Free” single-day admission, they said.
ICYMI: This Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 14 & 15, receive Buy One, Get One FREE single-day admission with a relief supply donation, cash donation to the American Red Cross or a blood donation. Some restrictions apply.
Click here to get all the details ? https://t.co/VTN3J85Qj5 pic.twitter.com/es63JX5MQP
— Wild Adventures (@Wild_Adventures) September 12, 2019
U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is giving customers the chance to donate relief in the form of digital assets such as Bitcoin to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. These cryptocurrency donations are being accepted through Bahamas-based nonprofit Lend a Hand Bahamas.
Looking for a way to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian? Lend a Hand Bahamas has set up a Coinbase Commerce account to easily accept crypto donations for relief efforts. Donate here:https://t.co/RelnGlc4L2
And learn more about Lend a Hand Bahamas: https://t.co/HR3RCLC77l
— Coinbase (@coinbase) September 4, 2019
Stablecoins issuer Tether has pledged to donate $1 million to Deltec Cares, a local nonprofit organization carrying out relief operations in the region.
Clothing and footwear brand Huk shipped nearly 10,000 pairs of water-resistant sneakers and flip-flops to The Bahamas. Huk founder Michael Jordan also pledged $1 million to aid in relief efforts.
The Miami Marlins will turn their ballpark into a donation site during the team’s upcoming homestand through Sept. 12. The team’s charitable foundation will match donations from fans that they can make at concession stands by giving $1 or rounding up purchases.
Baha Mar resort destination in Nassau has committed $2 million that will go directly to partner relief organizations in The Bahamas as well as Baha Mar’s own dedicated work in delivering emergency relief to volunteers and disaster victims. The Baha Mar Foundation is also collecting financial support from guests, partners and community.
Tropic Ocean Airways deployed eight amphibious Cessna Commander planes to the islands loaded with food, water, medicine, tarps, ropes, generators and other supplies. The planes, in a joint operation with contractor Blue Tide Marine, also carried inflatable boats, overland vehicles and former Navy SEALs who will begin to install a Wi-Fi network to facilitate official communications in and out of the islands.
South Florida restaurant Flanigan’s will donate a portion of all green cup proceeds in the month of September will be donated to Bahamas relief (editor’s note: it would be helpful to know how much from each cup is being donated and to whom).
We have been lucky enough to be a part of the Bahamian community for over 50 years. We will do our best to help get Little Grand Cay, Abaco Bahamas, back to the place we know & love. A portion of all green cup proceeds in the month of September will be donated to Bahamas relief. pic.twitter.com/ZShetqu0GD
— FlanigansFL (@FlanigansFL) September 4, 2019
Southeastern Grocers, the parent company Winn Dixie and Harveys, are collecting monetary donations for those affected by Hurricane Dorian at supermarket locations in North Florida.
Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family have commited to donate $1 million in cash and other assistance to the disaster relief and recovery efforts in collaboration with nonprofit partners and the Bahamian government. In addition, the company organized an employee drive to collect needed items as well as cash donations.
National Beverage, maker of LaCroix, is donating palettes of still and sparkling water to the relief efforts in The Bahamas.
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