BASF donated more than $150,000 in funds and supplies to support Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North Carolina. Both the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and the American Red Cross-Greater Carolinas region received $50,000 each from BASF. The donations were made on behalf of BASF employees at its Research Triangle Park and Charlotte locations. In addition, the company provided equipment such as generators, extension cords and other supplies at a value of $58,000.
“Hurricane Florence affected 26 of the 34 counties served by our Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina,” VP of development Amy Beros said. “To date we have distributed more than 1.7 million meals to our communities affected by Florence. While we know the need is great, because of organizations like BASF, we are able to stand alongside our neighbors for as long as they need us.”
“The Food Bank of Central & Eastern Carolina is one of our valued community partners in the Raleigh-Durham region and this donation helps families that are going through extreme food insecurity as a result of the hurricane,” said Paul Rea, SVP, BASF Agricultural Solutions located in Research Triangle Park, NC. “We are grateful for the Food Bank’s tireless efforts to help our neighbors, friends and families during their time of need.”
The American Red Cross Greater Carolinas chapter is providing a range of relief services to those impacted by the hurricane in Charlotte and surrounding communities. Services include meals, snacks, overnight shelter, and mental health and health transportation. BASF’s donation will be used to continue the organization’s efforts.
“Many BASF families live and work in the greater Charlotte area. We believe it is our responsibility to support the community, and areas surrounding our site, in their recovery from the impacts of Florence,” added Gerry Podesta, SVP, BASF Dispersions & Resins located in Charlotte, NC. “We applaud the Red Cross for its efforts and are proud to donate and support their continued work in providing shelter, food and relief items to those who continue to need assistance.”