The Coca‑Cola Foundation and The Coca‑Cola Company’s local bottling partner, Coca‑Cola Bottling Company UNITED, are supporting disaster relief efforts in the communities recently ravaged by tornadoes throughout the Southeastern United States.
The Coca‑Cola Foundation has pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross to provide immediate resources for emergency food and shelter across Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and other impacted areas.
“Our hearts go out to the communities impacted by these devastating storms,” said Helen Smith Price, president, The Coca‑Cola Foundation. “As a longtime partner of the American Red Cross, we value their assistance and are proud to support these critical relief efforts.”
In addition to monetary support from The Coca‑Cola Foundation, Coca‑Cola UNITED has pledged $25,000 to the United Way of Lee County, Ala., and continues donating beverages and meals to local emergency response efforts.
"We feel the impact of these storms deeply because our people live, work and serve their neighbors in these communities every day,” said Coca‑Cola UNITED President and CEO John Sherman. “Our Coca‑Cola family is at its best when it reaches out to support each other and our neighbors during difficult times.
Recently, the Coca‑Cola system supported hurricane recovery and relief efforts throughout the Southeast, including contributions to the American Red Cross, local beverage donations, volunteer assistance and employee relief funding.