Williams Cos. Donates $500,000 to Hurricane Relief

Tulsa’s Williams Cos. has contributed $500,000 to flood relief in Houston. The donation is going to the United Way of Greater Houston’s flood relief fund.

The company also announced it is also deploying direct assistance efforts for any of its 900 workers in Houston and surrounding areas in the Gulf who are in need as a result of the hurricane.

““Williams has had a major presence in the Houston area for decades and our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected, and especially our employees and their families, many of whom have deep roots in the community,” said Williams’ President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Armstrong. “While the effects of Hurricane Harvey are still ongoing and uncertain, we are focused on making sure our employees remain safe and are receiving necessary assistance. Additionally, we are committed to supporting the long-term recovery and rebuilding of the Texas Gulf Coast.”

Williams employees affected by the hurricane are being supported through the company’s emergency disaster relief fund. It includes direct assistance with immediate financial needs.

The company encouraged its employees outside the storm damage to contribute to charities to help the storm victims. Any of the contributions will be matched by the company.

Armstrong continued, “In addition to supporting our employees in need, we have many other employees who are joining in volunteer efforts to help their neighbors and communities deal with this unprecedented natural disaster.”

The company will continue to monitor needs in the area and, consistent with its core values and beliefs, will determine other ways to assist throughout the gulf coast region.