Union Pacific pledged $250,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds will be provided from a variety of company donations, demonstrating the railroad’s commitment to Houston and other affected railroad communities, and employees who live and work there.
The company is immediately donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Additionally, Union Pacific will match contributions to its “Friend to Friend” employee support network through Sept. 30, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000. The company will also match donations made to a Disaster Relief Matching Gifts Program for Hurricane Harvey, where employees can provide funding directly to American Red Cross, Salvation Army and others.
Union Pacific’s Southern Region is headquartered in Houston, a major freight rail hub for Union Pacific and the transportation industry.
Throughout the relief and recovery efforts, Union Pacific is committed to maintaining its unrelenting focus on employee, community and customer safety.