The Norfolk Southern Foundation is committing $50,000 in emergency funding to the American Red Cross of West Virginia.
The funding will help West Virginians in their recovery from the tornado-like storms of June 29 that resulted in food shortages, power and water outages, and damage to critical infrastructure. Power outages were especially devastating, as some one million homes and business in the state were without electricity during a heat wave.
"The Red Cross recovery work in West Virginia is essential and effective," said Wick Moorman, NS chief executive officer. "For our employees, customers, suppliers, and many friends in The Mountain State, know that your partners at Norfolk Southern are pulling for you."
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.
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