Southern Company (No. 44 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) announced that the Southern Company Charitable Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In addition, the company has established a donation matching program for employee and retiree contributions.
The donations are aimed at helping those communities affected by the widespread storm and flood damage throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast.
"Southern Company is proud to support the response and recovery efforts of the American Red Cross for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey," said Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning. "As citizens wherever we serve, we are committed to supporting the communities devastated by this catastrophic storm."
In addition to helping our customers, our neighbors and our communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, Southern Company will provide emergency support to employees impacted by the storm.