NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that it is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of its efforts to help in the recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

“We have 650 employees in Texas, and we want to help ensure they, and the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey, get the support they need in the storm’s aftermath,” said Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO. “HII is proud to join other companies and thousands of private citizens in lending support to the relief effort.” 

HII has also activated its American Red Cross “microsite” to facilitate employee donations directly to the relief fund. The microsite can be found here: https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/huntingtoningalls-emp.

The American Red Cross is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. Donations will help with ongoing efforts to mobilize volunteers, vehicles, food and relief supplies to those people impacted by the extreme weather.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: