Dow donates $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief - WNEM TV 5

Dow donates $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

A Midland company is sending aid in response to widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. 

The Dow Chemical Company and The Dow Chemical Company Foundation announced Tuesday, Aug. 29 the allocation of $1 million to support immediate relief and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts associated with the storm and its aftermath as well as support for the company’s impacted employees.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire region, including our employees and the communities that we call home as the wrath of Hurricane Harvey is endured,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our primary concern right now is the safety of our employees and communities, and we’re working closely with our Dow families and local partners to help.”

To help meet this immediate need, Dow will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, $100,000 to Team Rubicon, and $200,000 to other local nonprofit organizations assisting the region.

Dow is also matching employee and retiree donations up to $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. 

The company has more than 12,000 employees and contractors, as well as eight sites in Texas. To support its employees through these challenges, Dow is offering interest-free loans and temporary housing as needed.

Communities impacted where Dow sites are located include Seadrift, Freeport, Texas City, Deer Park, Beaumont, Bayport, La Porte and Houston.

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