COLUMBIA, S.C. December 6, 2013 – SCANA has donated $25,000 to the Red Cross for the ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines Nov. 8.
The American Red Cross has already committed $16 million to the response for Typhoon Haiyan and has sent 13 people in support of the global Red Cross work in the Philippines. Money donated to the American Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan will go to the relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines.
“SCANA’s generous donation to The Red Cross will directly toward the relief efforts in the Philippines,” said Bill Cronin, executive director of the Central SC Chapter of the American Red Cross. “It will make an impact to those still suffering from the storm and we are grateful to SCANA for their donation.”
The American Red Cross relief team is supporting the global Red Cross response in Tacloban, distributing tarps, water cans, and hygiene kits. As of December 2, the team has distributed relief items to approximately 28,000 people is planning to reach more than 4,500 people per day with ongoing distributions. The Philippine Red Cross, with the support of the global Red Cross network, has delivered food packages to more than 615,000 people and provided clean water to nearly 505,000 people.
“Whenever we see an event of this magnitude, there is an opportunity to help,” said Jeff Archie, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at SCE&G, the principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation. “The American Red Cross does an outstanding job of providing assistance to those whose lives have been impacted by these types of catastrophic events. We hope this donation will help in the relief efforts in the Philippines and continue to keep those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in our thoughts and prayers.”
Archie added SCANA employees are committed to helping others in their community and many volunteer with the Red Cross and participate in blood drives.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit Redcross.org.
About SCANA Corporation:
SCANA Corporation is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related businesses. Information about SCANA is available on the Company’s website at www.scana.com.