PORT NECHES, Texas—Huntsman Corp. and its various entities have contributed more than $10 million to local relief efforts and Huntsman associates affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Included in contrubution was a a $3 million donation from Huntsman Corp., the Huntsman Family Foundation and Huntsman Board Director Wayne Reaud that was used to create a 501c3 called the Huntsman Flood Fund. Huntsman Executive Chairman Jon Huntsman Sr. announced the fund's creation on Sept. 5, adding that he hopes to raise another $1 million to $1.5 million for the fund.
Gilbert I. "Buddy" Low, board member of the Beaumont Foundation of America, pledged $500,000 to the fund, Huntsman Corp. said.
Approximately 100 Huntsman associates in the Houston and Golden Triangle areas saw their homes damaged by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, according to the company.
All of those associates have been accounted for, Huntsman Corp. said. The company will offer compensation to associates whose homes have been damaged, as well as hotel rooms and vehicles to those without housing or transportation, it said.
"As the region begins to recover and rebuild, we want to be part of that process and support the communities that have given us so much over the years," Huntsman Sr. said in a press release.