FAIRFIELD, Conn. — In response to Hurricane Sandy, GE on Monday gave $1.1 million to support relief and recovery efforts throughout the Northeast of the United States. The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund was the recipient of $1 million, GE reported. The additional $100,000 dollars was given to the United Way of America for them to direct to local communities.
GE's contribution to both organizations provides immediate support to disaster response efforts and brings much needed relief to all of those affected by the hurricane. Additionally, GE’s Volunteer Councils are engaged with local nonprofits to also respond to needs on the ground.
“While state and local governments as well as relief organization are still in the middle of determining the exact needs as a result of Hurricane Sandy, we have employees, customers and neighbors who have lost or damaged homes, or who are still living without power,” stated Bob Corcoran, VP GE Foundation. “Through our partner relief organizations, GE can help those in need in the aftermath, and we will.”
In addition to these contributions, the GE Foundation supports disaster relief through a $1 million grant to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program. This program ensures an immediate response to meet the needs of people who are affected by all disasters. GE also helps local communities through our more than $8 million contribution to 500 United Way organizations throughout the United States and in a few other countries.