Kohl’s Department Stores has donated $150,000 in cash and Walgreens more than $100,00 worth of products to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Isaac.
Kohl’s directed its donation to help in Louisiana and Mississippi, while Walgreens’ donation also covered areas the storm hit in Alabama.
Meanwhile, Sprint is waiving late fees, overage charges, roaming fees and call-forwarding fees between Aug. 29 and Sept. 30 for customers affected by Isaac.
In Louisiana, the waiver applies to residents of Barataria, Baton Rouge, Belle Chasse, Braithwaite, Buras, Columbia, Crown Point, Delhi, Empire, Greater New Orleans, Houma, Lafayette, Lafitte, Laplace, the Monroe-Bastrop metropolitan area, the North Shore, Oak Grove, Port Sulphur, the Ruston metropolitan area, the Shreveport-Bossier-Minden metropolitan area, Thibodaux, Venice, Winnfield and Winnsboro.
Sprint also announced that it would offer storm victims a 50 percent discount on some phone charging accessories until Sept. 16.
“Our hearts go out to the families and communities impacted by severe weather and aftermath of Hurricane Isaac,” Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, said in a news release. “We are confident these communities will recover from the damage and are honored to be in a position to provide financial assistance as well as volunteer service to our valued customers, associates and area residents.”
“We’re proud that Walgreens can be counted on to respond quickly in emergency situations to assist communities in need,” John Gremer, Walgreens director of community affairs, said in a news release.
The Mosaic Co. Foundation has donated $150,000 to help Louisiana residents affected by Hurricane Isaac.
The donation is divided among three community agencies: Capital Area United Way, $75,000; Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, $50,000; and United Way for South Louisiana in Houma, $25,000.
“With more than 500 direct and contract employees at three Louisiana plants, Mosaic is a proud member of the business community in the greater Baton Rouge-New Orleans river corridor,” Steve Susick, Mosaic Louisiana plant manager, said in a news release. “We understand the personal hardships that our employees and local citizens near our operations are experiencing as a result of Hurricane Isaac. We hope these funds will help provide some immediate relief to our South Louisiana community in these trying times.”