Here’s what big companies are giving for Irma relief

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Here’s what big companies are giving for Irma relief – Sep. 11, 2017

Irma creates significant flooding along coast

The damage wrought by Hurricane Irma has sparked a fresh wave of giving from corporate America.

The extent of the destruction in Florida and the Caribbean isn’t yet known, and Irma is still making its way toward Georgia as a tropical storm. It could be one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.

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Corporate donations raised in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which struck two weeks ago, totaled about $160 million.

A fundraising effort called Hand in Hand, backed by Verizon, Apple and other major companies, is hosting a televised fundraiser on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey are among the celebrities who have signed on.

Here is a running list of all the ways companies have promised to help, both for Harvey and Irma relief.

Apple: Donated $3 million to the Red Cross in addition to pledging $5 million for the Hand in Hand effort.

Citi: In the wake of Irma, the Citi Foundation committed a $1 million donation to the Red Cross, bringing its total hurricane relief contributions to $2 million.

Goldman Sachs: Committed to giving $500,000 to organizations involved in the “immediate search, clean-up and recovery efforts” after Harvey struck the Gulf Coast. After Irma, the company promised $500,000 more.

Home Depot: Pledged $2 million for Harvey and Irma relief.

IBM: Has pledged $4 million. It says $2 million will go toward Harvey relief and $2 million toward helping Irma victims.

Qualcomm: Says it gave $1 million to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Qualcomm gave $1 million more to various disaster relief organizations after Harvey struck Texas.

Verizon: After announcing a $10 million commitment after Harvey, Verizon said it would donate $2.5 million to Hand in Hand.

Walmart: Has committed to donating up to $30 million to hurricane relief.

CNNMoney (New York) First published September 11, 2017: 11:07 AM ET

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