Hurricane Florence

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence making landfall, the business community is mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and community resources to assist with the relief and recovery efforts. Use this form to submit how your company is aiding in the Hurricane Florence relief and recovery efforts.

Disclaimer: This tracker is a compilation of publicly available and company-submitted data and may not be fully representative of all private sector giving.



Melaleuca, a longtime supporter of American Red Cross disaster relief, has delivered 91,500 snack bars to families impacted by Hurricane Florence and first-responders. Using their own trucks and drivers, the Idaho Falls wellness company delivered the bars to a distribution center in North Carolina. From there, the bars are being distributed in evacuation shelters and given to families as they return home and start the recovery process.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. has responded to the events of 2018, providing over $1.2 million in financial support and product donations through their humanitarian partners, in addition to matching funds toward employee donations. The company continues to evaluate opportunities to provide support through agencies responding to 2018 disaster events.

Meritor, Inc.

Meritor, Inc. announced it has donated $10,000 to the disaster response organization Team Rubicon to help with relief efforts in areas of North Carolina hard-hit by severe flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.


MillerCoors sent 200,000 cans of water to aid recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence. Donations were made through the American Red Cross.

Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.

In support of those impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. has donated $50,000 to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. MCA will also be encouraging affiliates and employees to donate and support the communities in which they live and work.

New York Life

New York Life Donated $300,000 to Hurricane Florence Relief Effort, allocating $100,000 to Save the Children, $100,000 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and $100,000 to the Hurricane Florence Response Fund at the Foundation for the Carolinas. In addition, New York Life will match contributions by its employees and agents to these organizations up to a maximum of $100,000.

Norfolk Southern

The Norfolk Southern Foundation is donating $100,000 to assist in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in North Carolina. The Foundation, Norfolk Southern's charitable giving arm, will direct $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for relief efforts.


NuVinAir is donating $50,000 and 50 gallons of its proprietary "ReNuSurface" cleaning product to numerous charities that are helping those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. Last year, NuVinAir was heavily involved with recovery efforts in Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

Oskar Blues Brewery

In partnership with Ball Corporation, Oskar Blues Brewery sent nearly 53,000 cans of water to North Carolina.

Pennyrile Electric

Two crews (10 Line Technicians) from Pennyrile Electric will travel to Virginia to assist with power restoration. Pennyrile Electric personnel will join other line crews to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Florence.


The PepsiCo Foundation is donating $1 million in grants to relief agencies and 350,000 meals to communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. The PepsiCo Foundation is giving two $500,000 grants to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army, respectively, to provide vital relief resources. Recognizing the need for sustained support, The Foundation's signature nutrition operation Food for Good will provide at least 350,000 nutritious meals to families in affected areas.


PetSmart Charities announced a commitment of up to $1 million in grants to support designated responding agencies working on the front lines to help pets and pet families in need in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas announced a $30,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help communities recover and rebuild after Hurricane Florence. Funds will be distributed to the areas experiencing some of the worst devastation in eastern North Carolina, and will be used for immediate disaster relief, including food, shelter, supplies and volunteer deployment.

PJM Interconnection

PJM Interconnection, a power grid operator, has announced that it is donating $20,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence relief efforts. In addition, PJM will also match its employees’ donations to Florence relief programs.


The PNC Foundation said it will donate $500,000 to help those in the areas impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial is committing up to $1 million in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts. This support includes an employee matching gift campaign for Team Rubicon’s efforts.

Publix Super Markets

Publix Super Markets announced it has donated more than $800,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief to help people affected by Hurricane Florence. Additionally, Publix Super Markets Charities previously announced a donation of $250,000 to the American Red Cross and United Way for relief efforts for the affected areas. The amount donated by Publix was raised through a program last month that allowed customers to donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers.


PXG announced a $250,000 gift to Team Rubicon, which helped to rapidly deploy emergency response teams during the worst part of the storm.

Rockline Industries

Rockline Industries has donated more than 3,000 cases of supplies to Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The products were offered to help provide comfort and make household cleanup and personal cleanliness easier after widespread flooding and storm-related damage. The company facilitated donations through Convoy of Hope, a nonprofit charity leading recovery efforts and providing relief to Hurricane Florence victims. The organization was one of the first to mobilize in the region and start providing assistance...

Ross Stores

Ross Stores, Inc. announced that the Ross Stores Foundation is making a $150,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross to support those impacted by Hurricane Florence. These funds will help provide shelter, food, and services for people affected by this storm.