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Chicago-area companies contribute to Harvey relief efforts

Chicago-area companies contribute to Harvey relief efforts

With southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana beginning what's expected to be a long recovery from Harvey, Chicago-area companies are stepping up to assist with relief efforts, donating supplies and money.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated donations from corporations across the country had surpassed $100 million by Thursday, six days after Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane.

Corporate America contributed more than $1 billion to relief efforts in the first six months after hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 and $141 million after Superstorm Sandy hit the Eastern Seaboard in 2012, according to the Chamber of...

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