NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norfolk Southern Foundation is donating $100,000 to assist in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in North Carolina.
The Foundation, Norfolk Southern's charitable giving arm, will direct $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for relief efforts.
"Many of our Norfolk Southern employees, facilities, and customers are located in these affected areas, and Red Cross and food bank recovery efforts are timely and vital," said James A. Squires, NS chairman, president and CEO. "We want our employees, customers, and community neighbors to know that Norfolk Southern is there to help where it's needed most."
As part of the relief effort, the Norfolk Southern Foundation's Matching Gift program will match employee gifts of $50 or more to the American Red Cross or to any Feeding America food bank.
Norfolk Southern employs 1,245 railroaders and operates over 1,187 route miles of track in North Carolina.
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 19,500 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.
SOURCE Norfolk Southern Corporation