Coca-Cola donates an additional $4.3 million to Mexico and the Caribbean

(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.

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