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PepsiCo Commits $500,000 to Help Tornado Victims in Missouri

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(PURCHASE, N.Y.) -- PepsiCo announced Monday that it is committing $500,000 towards relief efforts in Missouri, where tornadoes and severe weather ravaged several towns like Joplin, leaving more than 100 people dead.

The company's latest contribution comes after a $125,000 commitment it made to help areas in the southern U.S. that were also affected by severe storms.

"The people of Joplin and other communities affected by these devastating storms are in our thoughts and prayers," said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.  "They need our help more than ever, and the entire PepsiCo family will fully support the recovery and rebuilding process along the way."

Along with the financial contributions, PepsiCo has also been donating foods and beverages to the impacted regions.

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The Home Depot Commits $1M to Recovery in Joplin, Missouri

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Home Depot Tuesday announced it would donate $1 million to Joplin, Mo. to help rebuild the city torn apart by a massive EF-5 tornado this week.  The company also committed to the long-term recovery efforts in Joplin.

"The devastation in Joplin is indescribable and we will be there to help this community get back on its feet," said Home Depot CEO Frank Blake in a statement Tuesday.  He added, "…the rebuilding will take years, and we are committed to Joplin for the long haul.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the residents of Joplin who are now struggling in the aftermath of this terrible storm."

The Home Depot has also launched "Drive for Joplin" through the Homer Fund, a charity for Home Depot associates needing emergency financial assistance.  This campaign is meant to support company employees affected by the tornado.

The Home Depot Foundation will travel to Joplin this week to assess the long-term needs of recovery in Joplin.  The Home Depot said it has plans to rebuild the store in Joplin.

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