Toyota, Facebook among many companies donating millions to Harvey relief efforts

Donated items sit in a loading dock are as volunteers works to organize the items donated for Hurricane Harvey victims, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

While celebrities are making large contributions to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort so are major companies throughout the country.

Toyota announced it and its dealers nationwide have provided a combined relief effort contribution of $3 million. That combined amount includes money to organizations such as The American Red Cross, matching contributions from employees, in-kind donations, volunteers and the donation of pre-owned cars.

In addition to Toyota's contribution, other companies such as Verizon, Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola and Facebook have made large donations to the relief effort.

Verizon pledged $10 million; Apple donated $2 million to the Red Cross and will match employee contributions; and Amazon will match up to $1 million in donations made to the Red Cross through its website.

Facebook said it will match every dollar raised up to $1 million for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Hurricane Harvey Recover Fund. Google said it will match $1 million in donations to the Red Cross. It also matched employee donations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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