ISELIN, N.J. — Domino Sugar has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for relief and rebuilding efforts in the Northeast following Hurricane Sandy.
Domino Sugar, which owns a refinery on the Hudson River in New York and whose sales office is headquartered in New Jersey, launched the first phase of its giving program over the Thanksgiving holiday with a donation to the American Red Cross of 30,200 lbs. of assorted Domino Sugar products. The food supplies were shipped from Domino Sugar's Baltimore refinery and distributed to local food drives through the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
"All of us that live in the storm-impacted areas have dealt with power-related outages, falling trees and in some cases, even surge flooding," said Brian O'Malley, president of Domino Foods. "Fortunately, even though our New York refinery was shut down for almost two weeks, our employees personally were spared the most severe havoc Hurricane Sandy brought to our tri-state community. But, not all in our communities were so fortunate. We witnessed the tremendous response of the American Red Cross, who were among the first on the scene providing assistance to those that lost literally everything. Our $50,000 donation to the Red Cross is another way to assist and thank them for the services they are providing, and also to give back in a meaningful way to our fellow citizens who continue to struggle in the aftermath of the storm."
Given the spirit of these efforts, Domino Sugar has also set up a microsite where its employees and partners can join the company in support of the American Red Cross at https://american.redcross.org/dominofoods-emp.