Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief


Allied Wire & Cable Supports Disaster Relief Efforts

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all those individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Maria as they move forward with disaster relief efforts. These four major hurricanes—Category 3 or greater—have led to more than 100 deaths and are estimated to cost $200 billion in damages.

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, dumped 50-plus inches of rain in Texas beginning in late August, displacing more than 1 million people in Texas and Louisiana. "We have heard about many tragedies, and there are going to be more tragedies that we will hear about in the days ahead," said Tim Flynn, Allied Wire & Cable CEO, in the days after Hurricane Harvey quieted down. "We’re also going to hear about great stories of the sacrifices people have made to help one another during disaster relief."

A Category 5 storm, Hurricane Irma walloped tropical lands before making landfall in the United States in Florida just days after Hurricane Harvey struck. It was the second-most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, packing winds of 185 miles per hour. Hurricane Jose was a Category 4 storm that touched down on tropical islands as well as East Coast states and Nova Scotia in early to mid-September. Another Category 4 storm upon making landfall, Hurricane Maria pummelled Puerto Rico in mid-September.

A Category 5 storm, Hurricane Irma walloped tropical lands before making landfall in the United States in Florida just days after Hurricane Harvey struck. It was the second-most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, packing winds of 185 miles per hour. Hurricane Jose was a Category 4 storm that touched down on tropical islands as well as East Coast states and Nova Scotia in early to mid-September. Another Category 4 storm upon making landfall, Hurricane Maria pummelled Puerto Rico in mid-September.

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Maria have combined to make 2017 among the most devastating years in recorded history in terms of strength of tropical storms and financial damages.

Disaster Relief

How the Hurricanes Hit Home for Allied Wire & Cable

We’re many months from knowing the full story on the damages Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Maria have caused not only to lives, property and communities but the economy. Every act of goodwill and dollar donated for disaster relief can help affected communities recover, restore and rebuild at this time of absolute tremendous need. The Allied Wire & Cable family has already donated $10,000 to support American Red Cross assistance with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. Our owners have pledged to make additional disaster relief donations to support those affected by other storms.

The Allied Wire & Cable team encourages all our families, customers, associates and social media followers to make their own disaster relief donations on the Red Cross website.

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma truly hit home for the Allied Wire & Cable team. Our company operates sales offices in Texas and Florida in addition to several other states throughout the United States as well as in Canada. We’re grateful that all our employees are safe and pleased to report that our team in these Southern states is available to help you with your disaster relief efforts.


How Allied Wire & Cable Can Help Businesses Affected by National Disasters

Allied Wire & Cable is heavily stocked, offering power cables that are used in portable power distribution generators and temporary and permanent power solutions. Our inventory of wires, cables, tubing and accessories is already being put to use in affected communities, with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) utilizing Allied Wire & Cable stock, including SOOW, Type W, DLO and Category 5 cables.

Allied Wire & Cable’s support of disaster relief efforts is one recent initiative of AWCares, the company’s philanthropic vision. In another initiative, Allied Wire & Cable switched on October 1, 2017, to using a sturdy, vibrant pink reel in support of National Breast Cancer Foundation. Allied Wire & Cable is proud to support local and national charities that advocate powerful causes.