Corporate titans have already contributed massively to aid Harvey relief efforts.
As of early Friday, Sept. 1, total corporate donations reached $141.3 million in cash and products, with 63 companies pledging $1 million or more, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce spokeswomen told TheStreet.
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Late on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Walmart (WMT - Get Report) , for example, committed up to $20 million to support Harvey relief efforts, which will include matching customer donations two to one of up to $10 million in cash and products. The big-box retailer said it will donate essential items such as water, infant formula and personal hygiene products, as well as "comfort" items for shelters, including stuffed animals, televisions and DVDs.
"Our Texas family of customers and associates are experiencing a devastating impact from this storm," Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement. "We are on the ground to help our friends and neighbors in the Gulf region and we'll continue to be in the tough days, weeks and months ahead."
Harvey first made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, as a category 4 hurricane on Friday, Aug. 25, and then touched down again on Wednesday, along the Louisiana-Texas border as a tropical storm.
As of Monday, Sept. 5, Walmart had deployed 1,219 emergency trucks to Harvey-affected areas, with 961 of them carrying only crates of bottled water, Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove told TheStreet.
The Weather Channel reported that the death count has risen to 40 people as of Friday afternoon. Floodwaters have started to recede, but many areas in and around Houston are still engulfed. Weather analytics company AccuWeather has estimated that Harvey damages could cost nearly $160 billion.
Here are 30 of the biggest companies, alongside Walmart, contributing to Harvey relief efforts. This information is from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation website.
Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN - Get Report) , alongside newly-acquired Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) , will take donations for the American Red Cross through the Amazon Smile website, pledging to match cash contributions of up to $1 million.
Apple Inc. (AAPL - Get Report) will let customers donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or $200 through iTunes to the American Red Cross. The tech giant also made a $2 million contribution itself to the American Red Cross and will match employee donations two to one.
American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) will give its loyalty program members 10 miles for every dollar they donate to the American Red Cross, with a minimum donation of $25.
Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (BUD) will donate 155,000 cans of water to Harvey-affected areas.
Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV - Get Report) will contribute $500,000 to the American Red Cross, 100 round-trip tickets to move volunteers from Team Rubicon to Houston and catering services for the shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
Time Warner Inc. (TWX) will give $100,000 donations each to the Houston Habitat for Humanity, the Houston Humane Society, Save the Children and Shelterbox. Plus, employees can have their contributions matched through its Matching Grants Program.
PetSmart Inc. (PETM) pledged $1 million to animal welfare agencies working to rescue, relocate and care for pets affected by Harvey.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA - Get Report) pledged $200,000 to the American Red Cross and customers can donate at its stores. Plus, it partnered with United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL - Get Report) subsidiary United Air Lines Inc. to transport essential items from Chicago to Houston.
For its own part, United Air Lines will give 3 million bonus miles to its MileagePlus members who donate to Harvey relief organizations. It will also match the first $100,000 donations it receives.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ - Get Report) is working on the ground in Texas with relief organizations AmeriCares, Heart to Heart International Inc. and Save the Children. The company will distribute roughly 25,000 hygiene kits with items such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste.
Lowe's Co. Inc. (LOW - Get Report) will give $500,000 to the American Red Cross, while its First Response Team of America is helping to pass out buckets, cut up trees, clean debris in yards and homes and tarp roofs across the affected areas.