OGF members respond to Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery

November 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Here’s what we know about donations to help communities devastated by the storm:

Abbott and the Abbott Fund donated $1 million in funding and products;

Charter One and RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. has pledged $150,000 and is providing a new suite of emergency lending products and other services designed to expedite the recovery for individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations as well as low-interest loans, introductory no-interest credit cards and other recovery financing options in affected states;

The FirstEnergy Foundation contributed $25,000;

The Nets, Barclays Center and the arena’s developer, Forest City Ratner Co., will each donate $100,000;

In addition to pledging $500,000.00, Honda is establishing a donation network throughout the Honda/Acura family;

JPMorgan Chase & Company’s pledged relief will include $2 million to the American Red Cross, $1 million in matched funds for employee donations and up to $2 million in donations to local agencies;

Kellogg announced a $500,000 commitment;

Limited Brands, Inc., donated $1 million;

The Lubrizol Foundation Matching Gift Program will match, dollar-for-dollar, gifts over $100;

The Nationwide Insurance Foundation announced a $300,000 donation;

The PNC Foundation announced that it will donate $150,000 to the American Red Cross and $150,000 to the Salvation Army and will match PNC employee contributions up to a total of $150,000.

SC Ministry Foundation made grants to Catholic Charities USA and to Catholic Relief Services.

We’ve updated disaster resources on our website  for anyone needing more information on donating to relief and recovery efforts, including links to IRS rules and best practices.

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