Reynolds American Foundation donates $140,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief

Nov 14, 2012, 11:32 ET from Reynolds American Inc.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) announced that the Reynolds American Foundation will donate $140,000 to the American Red Cross to help provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy that hit the east coast of the United States.

Recovery efforts continue in the areas affected by the storm and all seven chapters of the Heart of Carolina Region of the Red Cross in North Carolina have been busy helping deploy more volunteers to the impacted areas, as well as asking for financial support for the relief effort.

"Our thoughts are with the folks who are having to endure such hardships as a result of the devastating storm," said John S. (Tripp) Wilson, president of the Reynolds American Foundation. "Our hope is that this donation will support continued relief efforts for the people and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy."

The Reynolds American Foundation is a non-profit corporation, established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation, that administers certain charitable and educational giving programs on behalf of Reynolds American Inc., its operating companies and their employees.

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