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) , 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) , 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.
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) will donate $1 million in grants and healthcare, and nutrition products.
Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL) Google pledged $2 million to Harvey relief efforts and will implement a $1 million user matching program.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) 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.
Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross and will set up contribution sites at its coffee shops for customers to support Harvey relief efforts.
Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) 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.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) will donate $250,000 to relief organizations, including the American Red Cross, and $10 million in medicine for Harvey victims.
Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) will provide $50,000 in cash contributions to the American Red Cross, match employee donations one to one up to $25,000 and give $85,000 in product donations.
PetSmart Inc. (PETM) pledged $1 million to animal welfare agencies working to rescue, relocate and care for pets affected by Harvey.
Carnival Corp. (CCL) will donate $1 million to relief efforts, while Carnival Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine Arison will match that with their own $1 million commitment.
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) will donate $300,000 to the American Red Cross, plus provide thousands of portable generators and trucks and supplies for rescue missions.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) will provide more than 50,000 pounds of food, including chicken, tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, steak and bottled water.
Coca-Cola Co. (KO) committed $1 million to the American Red Cross and has delivered almost 25,000 cases of water, milk, sports drinks and other beverages.
Walt Disney Co. (DIS) will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross and conduct a "Day of Giving" across its digital media platforms to benefit Harvey victims.
Comcast Corp.'s (CMCSA) NBCUniversal committed to more than $1 million to aid relief efforts, including $500,000 in cash.
ConocoPhillips (COP) pledged $2.5 million to the American Red Cross and $2.5 million to the United Way of Greater Houston.
McDonald's Corp. (MCD) will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross and implement a $250,000 employee match program.
Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross and match employee contributions to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) pledged $200,000 to the American Red Cross and customers can donate at its stores. Plus, it partnered with United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) 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.
Facebook Inc. (FB) will match every dollar raised on its social media site up to $1 million, to be given to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.
General Electric Co. (GE) will give $500,000 to the American Red Cross and match employee donations.
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) will contribute a comprehensive response package of $2 million in cash and in-kind technology and services.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 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) 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.
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) will contribute $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Target Corp. (TGT) will give $500,000 to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Team Rubicon.
Home Depot Inc. (HD) pledged $300,000 to the American Red Cross and activated its Disaster Response Command Center in Atlanta to get products to Texas.