Capital One Bank announced last week that it will donate $1 million towards Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, including a $10,000 donation to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund.
Sandy pounded the east coast last week. Although Virginia did not bear the brunt of the storm damage, tens of thousands of residents lost power in Northern Virginia, including .
States further north, including New York and New Jersey, suffered much worse and continue their clean-up efforts.
In a press statement, Jonathan Witter, president of retail and direct banking for Capital One, called Virginia the company's home.
“We are committed to assisting our communities, our customers and our own associates who have been affected by this devastating storm," Witter said. "We are pleased to partner with Governor McDonnell in supporting the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund and we hope donations from Capital One will help our neighbors as they begin to rebuild.”
McDonnell, who donated $50,000 to the Virginia fund, encouraged other companies to follow Capital One's lead.
"Support from corporate citizens across the Commonwealth is critical to help sustain the Disaster Relief Fund," McDonnell said.
If you're interested in donating money to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund, visit https://payments.vi.virginia.gov/donatenow.