Courtesy of prnewswire.com
Union Pacific is making its largest-ever corporate disaster relief donation of $500,000 to support humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Giving will be split evenly between the American Red Cross and Save the Children and comes after an overwhelming showing of employee generosity.
Earlier this month, Union Pacific announced a 2:1 match for employees donating to six organizations providing direct support for the Ukrainian people:
- Salvation Army
- American Red Cross
- Global Giving Foundation
- Doctors Without Borders
- Save the Children
To date, Union Pacific employees have driven nearly $50,000 in matching donations from the company.
“Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people who did nothing to provoke this attack and whose lives are irrevocably changed,” said Chairman Lance Fritz. “Our employees’ charitable donations clearly demonstrate they’re taking a stand with the Ukrainian people, and we’re proud to let their generosity guide our corporate contribution to two of many worthy organizations providing immediate aid.”
Union Pacific’s 2:1 employee match for humanitarian relief is unlimited and will not count toward the company’s annual match limit.