PJM is donating $20,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Michael relief efforts. PJM also will match its employees’ donations to Michael relief programs.
“Coming just weeks after Hurricane Florence, Michael caused catastrophic flooding in several states in the Southeastern area of the country. It’s important to ensure that relief efforts continue to be funded for Hurricane Michael’s victims,” said Nora Swimm, senior vice president – Corporate Client Services. “Our thoughts are with all of those who are struggling to rebuild their homes and communities.
“PJM’s culture of caring extends far beyond our regional footprint, where Hurricane Michael impacted customers served by our member companies in North Carolina and Virginia. We are grateful that our contributions can help the millions of Americans whose lives have been disrupted by these historic storms.”
Earlier in October, PJM donated $20,000 to relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the 2018 season.
On Oct. 15, 17 Red Cross shelters in Florida, Georgia and Alabama accommodated 1,500 people, and many more sheltered at home. The Red Cross mobile feeding unit, with help from its partners, expects to serve at least 55,000 meals daily. More than 1,000 Red Cross disaster workers, with more on the way, have mobilized to provide healthcare and other services, and relief items including water, infant formula and cooking charcoal.