NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norfolk Southern Foundation is donating $100,000 and will match Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) employee gifts to assist in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
The Foundation, Norfolk Southern's charitable giving arm, will give $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Houston Food Bank. The Foundation will match employee donations to the American Red Cross and Feeding America food banks, including the Houston Food Bank, for relief efforts.
"Our hearts go out to the thousands of families and individuals whose lives have been upended by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey," said Norfolk Southern CEO James A. Squires. "We believe it's important for corporate America to step up and support the people of Houston and surrounding areas in this time of need. The Red Cross and Feeding America food banks have proven track records for providing effective help when disaster strikes. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to assist their efforts."
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