For example, Schweitzer Engineering Labs (SEL) in Pullman made an immediate $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross and is increasing the existing disaster discount of 10 percent to 30 percent for all products going to customers affected Hurricane Sandy. SEL manufacturers electrical power protection equipment.
The American Red Cross has provided more than 23,000 overnight shelter stays since Saturday to those communities in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast suffering from widespread power outages, wind damage and significant flooding from Superstorm Sandy.
AWB member JPMorgan Chase pledged $5 billion in Hurricane Sandy relief support for small business and $5 million in charitable donations. Wells Fargo Bank has extended certain ATM and consumer loan fee waivers to Nov. 3 in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and is contributing $1 million to Hurricane Sandy recovery. Bank of America is contributing $1 million in disaster assistance as well..
Walmart pledged up to $1.5 million to help with relief efforts in the hardest hit areas to ensure the essential needs of residents are being met. It is directing truckloads of water, food and other basic items to hard-hit areas.
As more information is available about efforts of AWB members to help those in need develop, we will post them.