McDonald’s Corporation announced it will donate $75,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts related to recent flooding in the Carolinas. The Red Cross estimates it will spend between $5 million and $8.3 million to respond to the historic flooding in the Carolinas.
In addition to the corporate donation, McDonald’s franchisees in the affected areas have provided funds to the Red Cross, as well as food and beverage donations.
For example, in Columbia, South Carolina, franchisees provided McDonald’s food to displaced residents in three shelters as well as free food and Arch cards to local police, firefighters and other first responders. In Charleston, South Carolina, franchisees donated $10,000 to the Red Cross and have provided free food and McCafé coffee to first responders.
“Our employees, our neighbors, and our customers are all family, and we support them in every way we can,” says George Sensor, McDonald’s franchisee in Columbia. “We were happy to provide meals and assistance for those affected by the devastating floods. We are so grateful for the first responders and caring volunteers who came together to support our community. Our prayers go out to those impacted.”