As part of that commitment, $200,000 is going directly to United Way of Brazoria County. The remaining funds are being distributed to various relief organizations in other BASF communities impacted by the hurricane.
BASF also established a relief fund to allow employees to make donations either directly to fellow employees or to local aid organizations. To further support this relief fund, the BASF Corporation committed to matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar up to an additional $500,000.
“Hurricane Harvey didn’t just impact our business,” said Chris Witte, BASF SVP and Freeport Site GM. “The storm impacted our employees, our neighbors and our communities. This donation, and our employees’ commitment to rebuild, exemplifies the spirit of BASF.”
In addition to direct financial support, BASF is offering employees affected by the storm temporary housing, clean-up supplies, access to loans, free counselling and more.