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Samsung Donates $1M To Texas Community Affected By Winter Storm

by Kim Jam / Mar 06, 2021 03:48 AM EST
Samsung Electronics Co.

Samsung Electronics Co. announced a $1 million donation to community partners in Central and North Texas to support winter storm recovery and relief efforts.

The South Korean tech giant emphasized that the donation would help address food insecurity, home repairs, basic needs, and shelters, including food, water, health services, and shelters in the US state where severe weather caused big blows, including a power blackout.

"People are in need, and Samsung wants to help," said Choi Kyung-sik, CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. "We remain committed to the communities where we live, work and support our customers."

In 2020, Samsung donated more than $4 million to nonprofit organizations across the US to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

Samsung revealed the partner organizations that will provide aid to Texas communities:

  • Central Texas Food Bank to provide hunger relief for Central Texans affected by the pandemic, impacted by shutdowns and work stoppages.
  • Foundation Communities to provide support for those seeking permanent housing
  • Austin Area Urban League to provide home repairs, shelter and safety for at-risk communities #LoveThyNeighborTX
  • Austin Disaster Relief Network to provide disaster relief services and address basic needs
  • North Texas Food Bank to provide hunger relief for North Texans

"We understand how the winter storm severely impacted our lives and our businesses and we want to help lift up those individuals and families who are in need," said Dr. Sang Sup Jeong, President, Samsung Austin Semiconductor.

"We are all in this together. As we celebrate 25 years in Austin, we want to demonstrate our appreciation and support of this community with this gift as we all recover together," Dr. Sang Sup Jeong added.

Samsung has a chip plant in Austin, Texas, however, because of a power outage caused by the storm, it has not been in operation for more than two weeks now.

This is the first time that Samsung's Austin factory has been shut since it was built in 1998. Industry observers speculated that it might take a couple of weeks to resume its operations.

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