ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company announced today that the Southern Company Charitable Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In addition, the company has established a donation matching program for employee and retiree contributions.
The donations are aimed at helping those communities affected by the widespread storm and flood damage throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast.
"Southern Company is proud to support the response and recovery efforts of the American Red Cross for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey," said Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning. "As citizens wherever we serve, we are committed to supporting the communities devastated by this catastrophic storm."
In addition to helping our customers, our neighbors and our communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, Southern Company will provide emergency support to employees impacted by the storm.
Southern Company will continue to monitor the situation in Texas and surrounding areas closely and will remain engaged with the American Red Cross and other partners.
We stand prepared to send personnel to Texas and Louisiana to help crews there restore service to customers impacted by Hurricane Harvey as needed.
About Southern Company
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
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