Rockwell Automation $50,000 Donation Supports Red Cross Efforts Following Hurricane Ida and Afghanistan Events
MILWAUKEE, September 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rockwell Automation has made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support the organization’s Hurricane Ida disaster relief efforts and humanitarian relief efforts for military, veterans, and evacuees following the recent unrest in Afghanistan.
The Red Cross is working across four southern states following the heartbreaking damage left behind by Hurricane Ida as its remnants threaten more than 60 million people from the Mid-Atlantic to New England with potential flash flooding. More than one million schools, homes, and businesses in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama remain without power as heat advisories remain in effect in some areas. The Red Cross is working non-stop to provide safe shelter and comfort for the tens of thousands of people whose lives have been forever changed by these disasters.
“It is tragic to see so much of our country impacted by this powerful storm including families evacuated from their homes with only a few personal belongings,” said Rockwell’s Patricia Contreras, vice president, Public Affairs. “We embrace our longstanding relationship with the Red Cross and the opportunity to support their front-line efforts to help so many who are in need.”
Additionally, hundreds of Red Cross volunteers have responded to the needs of U.S. citizens and others who have evacuated Afghanistan. This includes onsite volunteers at Fort Bliss in Texas, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, and Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst in New Jersey to assist with basic human needs and providing health and mental health services. The Red Cross expects to care for the thousands of evacuees for possibly up to two months and more are expected in the coming days. The Red Cross is also working closely with the Department of Veteran Affairs to assist military and veteran families.
Learn more about how the Red Cross is supporting Afghanistan needs and Hurricane Ida disaster relief. Rockwell’s latest donation follows a recent $15,000 contribution to support Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Additionally, the company will use its internal Red Cross microsite as a portal for its employees to support the non-profit’s various relief efforts.