Today Xcel Energy announced a donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. The company is making the contribution through the Xcel Energy Foundation, a non-profit organization. "The heartbreaking devastation has moved all of us. Lives have been lost, communities destroyed and families displaced. At times like this, it's important to lend a hand to our neighbors on the Gulf Coast," said Ben Fowke, Xcel Energy chairman, president and CEO. "The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help people in need, and we are pleased to make a contribution to these essential relief efforts." Xcel Energy is committed to serving our communities and helping neighbors in need. The company is encouraging employees to donate to charities that are involved in hurricane relief efforts and will match those contribution dollars within its employee giving program. The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website or text 'HARVEY' to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross. Power restoration is an essential part of disaster recovery efforts. Xcel Energy is part of the electric industry's mutual assistance network and is ready to provide restoration support in the affected region if needed. About the Xcel Energy FoundationThe Foundation overseas charitable activities at Xcel Energy. In 2016, the Foundation distributed more than $3.9 million in grants to non-profits and contributed a combined total of approximately $14 million for our communities. About Xcel EnergyXcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit xcelenergy.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.