November 1, 2012
Alcoa Responds to Hurricane Sandy
Alcoa’s thoughts are with all those in the Caribbean and more than a dozen states across the United States that have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
To support immediate humanitarian assistance, Alcoa Foundation is committing $250,000 to a number of relief agencies such as the American Red Cross and United Way to assist in New York and local Alcoa communities, including Branford, CT, Cleveland, OH, Dover, NJ, Hampton, VA, Lancaster, PA and Washington, DC. While the production impact to Alcoa operations in these areas has been minimal and we expect to meet customer requirements, the communities have been hard-hit.
The Foundation is also partnering with CannedWater4Kids to deliver enough canned water to meet the needs of 4,000 people for one week.
The American Red Cross created a custom portal where Alcoa employees can donate to the relief effort. Through November 9, 2012, Alcoa Foundation will match employee contributions, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $25,000. To donate, visit http://american.redcross.org/alcoa-emp.
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$446 million. Founded more than 50 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$550 million since 1952. In 2011, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$20 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships, engaging its people to improve the environment and educating tomorrow’s leaders. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their energy, passion and purpose to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2011, a record 56 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,200 events across 24 countries, reaching 81,000 children, serving 9,000 meals, planting 34,000 trees and supporting 1,800 nonprofit organizations. More information can be found at www.alcoafoundation.com.