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Friday, September 22, 2017

NS helping Irma victims

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NS helping Irma victims Courtesy the Orlando Sentinel

The Norfolk Southern Foundation is donating $100,000 and will match certain NS employee gifts as part of efforts to help people recover from Hurricane Irma.

The Foundation, Norfolk Southern’s charitable giving arm, will give $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $25,000 each to the Feeding Tampa Bay and Feeding South Florida food banks. In addition, it will match employee donations for relief efforts made to the American Red Cross and Feeding America food banks, including members Feeding Tampa Bay and Feeding South Florida.

NS reported that about 200 employees live and work in Florida. The railroad is making interest-free loans of up to $10,000 to employees in Florida and elsewhere who sustained damage to their primary residences or loss of household property caused by severe storms and flooding associated with Irma.

The Foundation earlier this month donated $50,000 each to the American Red Cross and Houston Food Bank to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.