JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation has given $200,000 to relief efforts in Florida and South Carolina following the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Ian last week. The railroad announced over the weekend that it would be giving $150,000 to the American Red Cross in the two states and $50,000 to Florida’s Disaster Fund.
“CSX cares deeply about the communities where we operate and our thoughts are with all those in Florida and South Carolina that have been impacted by Hurricane Ian,” said Joe Hinrichs, president and chief executive officer of CSX. “We are pleased to make this contribution towards recovery efforts and to ensure the delivery of critical resources to our neighbors in these communities where so many of our CSX employees, customers and partners call home.”
Donations to the Red Cross will support the wide range of assistance underway, including working with community and government agencies to assess the damage and support emergency needs. The Red Cross is providing safe shelter, food and health services to families who lost their homes and belongings. Florida’s Disaster Fund assists Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster by distributing funds to service organizations in impacted communities.
According to new reports, at least 76 people were killed in the storm last week when it pummeled Florida’s west coast as a category four storm.