September 1, 2023 – CSX has contributed $50,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in areas impacted by Hurricane Idalia, which has caused severe flooding and wind damage in parts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. The company also will match CSX employee contributions to the Red Cross and the CSX Employee Disaster Relief Fund.
Additionally, CSX is donating 21 pallets of water for residents in the Tallahassee, Florida, area and a freight trailer of ice to a United Way distribution point operated by the Army National Guard in Mayo, Florida.
“CSX is deeply connected to communities in the areas that took a hit from Hurricane Idalia, and we are grateful to the American Red Cross and all agencies that are responding with assistance for impacted families,” said Joe Hinrichs, president and chief executive officer of CSX. “Many CSX employees live in the impacted region, and we know the resilience of the communities currently working to assess damage, clean up and rebuild.”
CSX employees who would like to make a contribution to the Employees Disaster Relief Fund (ERDF) or the American Red Cross through the matching gifts program should visit the CSX Volunteer and Giving Center. The ERDF provides financial assistance to employees who have suffered severe damage to their homes and property. Impacted employees in need of assistance should visit the Community section of the company’s Gateway for additional information.
Donations to the Red Cross will support a wide range of assistance to the impacted region. The organization has provided safe shelter, food and health services in addition to supporting emergency response agencies and assisting with damage assessment.