NORFOLK, Va., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist in flood recovery in West Virginia, The Norfolk Southern Foundation is committing $25,000 in new funding to the American Red Cross.
The funding will support relief for families who suffered casualties and injuries, evacuations, power outages, and property damage after a destructive wave of storms hit the southern part of the state last week. More than 20 people died and thousands of homes and businesses were severely impacted during the series of weather events.
"The American Red Cross has the proven track record for delivering fast and effective help when disaster hits," said Jim Squires, NS chairman, president and CEO. "If our support can provide even the smallest measure of relief for our West Virginia employees, business partners, and neighbors, then we consider ourselves fortunate and grateful to be able to provide it."
About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.
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SOURCE Norfolk Southern Corporation