2018 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Florence Fund
Hurricane Florence made landfall as a strong Category 1 storm on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. The North Carolina and South Carolina coasts experienced Hurricane-force winds, which extended up to 80 miles from the center, while storm-force winds were predicted to extend up to 195 miles inland. Life-threatening storm surge has occurred along the North and South Carolina coasts, and life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding is likely over parts of the Carolinas through early next week. More than one million people have been ordered to evacuate, and widespread power outages have occurred.
The Cisco Foundation has launched a $250,000 disaster response campaign to benefit the American Red Cross, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), Save the Children, SBP, and Team Rubicon. The Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $10,000 match limit.
**Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.**