Dec. 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The sale by Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) of a work of art at an auction last month will benefit three more charitable causes in addition to the previously announced donation to the Fire Up 611! campaign, the Norfolk Southern Foundation announced.
"Each one of these organizations plays an important role in enriching a community where Norfolk Southern has a major presence," said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. "These donations will be transformative for each of them, and we feel fortunate to be able to share the sale's proceeds with them."
ACCESS College Foundation
will allow the
organization to expand programming and provide those "last dollar" scholarships to students in
, many of whom are first generation college students. ACCESS College Foundation provides a path to attend and complete college for students who may not otherwise have the opportunity
Feeding America Southwest Virginia
to purchase a new roof, allowing the
, food bank to replace a roof that has far exceeded its useful life. The organization feeds
hungry through a network of partners and engages the region in the fight to end hunger.
Harrison Museum of African American Culture
that will enable the museum to purchase exhibits and displays. The Harrison Museum of African American Cultures, Inc. (HMAAC) is a cultural and educational institution committed to advocating, showcasing, preserving and celebrating the art and history of African Americans for Roanoke Valley citizens and visitors.
, Norfolk Southern sold an untitled 1959 Mark Rothko painting through an auction in
New York City
. The company announced at that time that it would direct
of the proceeds to the Virginia Museum of Transportation's campaign to restore the Class J 611 steam locomotive to service.
Norfolk Southern Corporation
is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000
in 22 states and the
District of Columbia
, serves every major container port in the eastern
, 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.
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