(WTNH)–Major companies continue to show their support for disaster relief efforts. Coca-Cola is tripling the amount of money it is donating in the wake of Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico.
The company will give an additional $4 million to help with recovery. It had already pledged $2 million to the American Red Cross for relief efforts linked to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and said it would match employee contributions up to $100,000.
The new pledges include $1 million to the Mexican Red Cross for immediate assistance, $1 million to the Salvation Army for provide food and shelter in the Caribbean, $2 million for longer term reconstruction in Mexico and $300,000 to support rebuilding in St. Kitts, Turks and Caicos and Barbuda.
A series of natural disasters across North America over the past month could have tested the limits of corporate generosity. But major companies have continued to give.
Companies have already donated $224.9 million in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.
So far, firms have offered up an additional $13 million to help with Mexico and Maria, according to the chamber’s list. That number does not include the latest round of donations from Coca-Cola (KO).
Other companies are providing help in the form of services.
AT&T (T, Tech30)and T-Mobile (TMUS) are waiving cell phone charges in affected areas. JetBlue (JBLU) is flying in emergency supplies on one of its airplanes.