In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which devastated parts of New Jersey, Philadelphia and its surrounded counties, Comcast is making a $325,000 contribution to three local nonprofits, including:
- $125,000 to the Philadelphia Foundation to support short and long-term recovery efforts throughout the region.
- $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support response efforts in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- $100,000 to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to support repairs of its damaged Hillside, NJ, facility as it continues to meet the needs of northern NJ residents impacted by the storm.
This donation is part of a larger, up to $750,000 contribution Comcast announced, with the remaining funds benefitting United Cajun Navy, a Louisiana nonprofit, as well as a cash contribution to the Comcast NBCUniversal Employee Disaster Assistance Fund to provide financial assistance to impacted employees.
“Philadelphia Foundation, the American Red Cross and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey have played a vital role in supporting local communities after natural disasters such as Hurricane Ida,” said Jim Samaha, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Freedom Region. “It is an honor to contribute to their mission and assist impacted residents during this very challenging time.”
Comcast’s donation is part of the company’s commitment to providing resources and support to communities during times of need. As Hurricane Ida approached, Comcast staged emergency generators and fuel trucks and brought in additional technical and network restoration teams.
Currently, dozens of Comcast teammates are on the ground in New Jersey and across the Greater Philadelphia area assisting residents as soon as they can safely access the most impacted neighborhoods.
Comcast is working closely with the local power companies during this recovery and restoration process. Comcast’s goal is to restore services for customers as quickly as possible and as soon as it is safe to do so.
As a reminder, local power must first be restored to the home or business before Xfinity services can be restored, and the area must be deemed safe by a power provider. In some cases, customers may have power but not their Xfinity services because commercial power has not been restored to the Comcast network in their area. Comcast will continue to work around the clock to restore services.