JPMorgan Chase Donates $500,000 to Support Hurricane Maria Relief; Launches Employee Giving Campaign
Our hearts go out to the people of Puerto Rico following the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Many of our colleagues have strong ties to Puerto Rico and we stand ready to help those who are impacted by flooding, are unable to access drinking water and have lost electricity, their homes or the ability to connect with loved ones. To support relief efforts, JPMorgan Chase is pledging $500,000 to organizations working on the ground, including the Community Foundation of Puerto Rico and the Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico.
We are also supporting organizations on the ground in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and on Monday, Oct 2 we will kick off a campaign that matches employee gifts dollar-for-dollar in support of these U.S. Territories and other hard hit islands.
We know that the situation on the ground is evolving daily. That’s why, over the past week, we have been speaking with leaders across the firm to identify additional organizations that can help the areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and may update the matching campaign with more organizations that can effectively provide relief.
The support we are announcing today is in addition to the $500,000 that the firm recently donated to the American Red Cross and International Medical Corps to aid their response to Hurricane Irma in the U.S. and the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, Dominica and other islands.
It has been a challenging few weeks but it has been inspiring to see the entire JPMorgan Chase family come together to support those affected by disasters in the U.S., across the Caribbean and in Mexico.