For more than 25 years, TJX has contributed generously to Red Cross chapters around the globe, as well as to other nonprofit organizations that help local communities rebuild in the wake of devastating disasters.
In addition to our annual support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, we donated money and supplies and conducted fundraisers in 2019 for targeted relief efforts for the American Red Cross, Save the Children U.S., Habitat for Humanity, and to the Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico (the Feeding America food bank in Puerto Rico). In the aggregate, we donated more than $1 million to our disaster relief partners in 2019.
In Canada, once again we provided disaster relief in support of the people affected by the flooding in Montreal, Ottawa, and surrounding areas through the Canadian Red Cross. We also contributed to Canada Strong, a campaign that provides support to those impacted by the tragedy of the Ukrainian International Airlines crash, which directly impacted our TJX Canada family in early 2020.
In 2018 in Europe, we became partners with the British Red Cross and joined their Disaster Relief Alliance, which has helped us to be more proactive with our emergency response support. In early 2020, we made an incremental contribution in support of victims of severe winter storms in the U.K., which had a significant impact on a number of U.K. communities in which many of our Associates live and work. Our donation supported the British Red Cross teams in responding to storm Dennis and others in a number of locations across the country with emergency accommodations, medical attention, and emotional support.