Center Members Support the Storm Recovery Efforts

The Center would like to recognize those members that have already pledged their support to help the tornado storm recovery efforts.  The tornadoes which wreaked havoc in St. Louis on Friday night damaged over 2500 homes and offices and blew out the windows at Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

Recovery efforts were underway almost immediately and our corporate members were some of the first to respond.  As of Monday afternoon the following organizations had already pledged their commitment:

  • The St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care pledged $30,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Monsanto gave $100,000 to the American Red Cross
  • Wells Fargo Advisors commits $100,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • Peabody Energy delivered a check for $275,000 to the American Red Cross (for local and international disaster relief efforts.)
  • Centene along with St. Louis Bread Company delivered hundreds of sandwiches on Saturday to relief workers and victims (see picture below).
  • Build-a-Bear Workshop has committed bears to the American Red Cross for the relief efforts.
  • Regional Business Council gives $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $10,000 to Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
  • Boeing gives $50,000 and Boeing St. Louis Employees Community Fund gives $20,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis invests $200,000. $50,000 will go to the American Red Cross, $50,000 will go to the Salvation Army, and $100,000 will go to United Way 2-1-1.
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
  • St. Louis Blues 14 Fund is making a $10,000 to the American Red Cross.  The Blues players are also donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Laclede Gas gives $25,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis.  They will also give 100% match of employee donations made to the United Way through May 9.
  • Maritz commits $20,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
  • Mastercard is giving $25,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis and $25,000 to the American Red Cross. The company is also doubling matching gifts made by employees through May 25.

As we learn more about the good work of our members in the community we will continue to update this list.

Check out the following resources to learn how you can help:

Below is an update regarding volunteer and financial support:

  1. Volunteer – Interested volunteers should contact 211, they are creating a bank of volunteers that can be rallied once needs are defined.  As of this point, only trained volunteers are being requested either through United Way of Greater St. Louis or Red Cross. 
  2. Donations-  Financial only at this point.  United Way of Greater St. Louis has created a fund to assist with recent storms (211 Storm Recovery Fund). There is no organized non-financial donation effort at this point through United Way of Greater St. Louis. 
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