CSX Aids Kentucky Flood Victims

CSX is helping the relief efforts in eastern Kentucky where heavy rain in late July forced hundreds of people out of their homes and left at least 35 people dead.

The Class 1 carrier donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief and $25,000 to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.

It also provided $5,000 and transportation services to Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation, which assembled former Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus housing cars into a nine-car train to provide 100 beds for relief workers in the region.

CSX crews moved the train into position as close as safely possible to the affected area.

In a news release, CSX said it is matching employee donations up to $1,000, dollar-for-dollar—to the CSX Employees Disaster Relief Fund (EDRF) or the Red Cross through its Matching Gifts program.

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