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NS Donates $25K to Help W.Va. Flood Victims

July 1, 2016

The Norfolk Southern Foundation is donating $25,000 to help West Virginia get back on its feet after a series of thunderstorms last week dumped up to 7 inches on parts of the state and the subsequent flooding resulted in the deaths of 26 people.

Thousands were forced out of their homes with more than 1,200 homes destroyed by the flooding or the fires that erupted.

NS logo 2The storm was the third deadliest in state history.

NS said it will send its donation to the American Red Cross, which is helping displaced West Virginians cope.

“The American Red Cross has the proven track record for delivering fast and effective help when disaster hits,” said Jim Squires, NS chairman, president, and CEO. “If our support can provide even the smallest measure of relief for our West Virginia employees, business partners, and neighbors, then we consider ourselves fortunate and grateful to be able to provide it.”

The flooding disrupted railroad operations for four days, but rail service has since resumed operating.