Some Of Your Favorite Businesses Step Up Big For Hurricane Harvey Relief
Hurricane Harvey looks like it could be one of the costliest natural disasters ever. It broke a record on Tuesday for most rainfall from a tropical storm in the United States. Some areas near Houston have gotten 50 inches in less than a week, which is more than they normally get in a whole year. Thousands of people have needed rescuing...at least 14 people have died...and that number could go up.
We've seen a lot of inspiring stories about people helping though. And it turns out some of America's biggest companies are stepping up too, by donating over a million dollars each to help with relief efforts. Apple might have pledged the most so far. They've already donated $2 million to the Red Cross. And for every dollar an employee gives, they'll donate another $2. Other companies that have already pledged over $1 million include Amazon, Chevron, CitiBank, Home Depot, JP Morgan, Pepsi, UPS, Walmart, Wells Fargo, and the investment firm Intercontinental Exchange.