DECATUR, Ill. -- Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that the company will donate $300,000 to the American Red Cross to help people in need in ADM communities and all around the world. The donation is being given through the company's social investment program, ADM Cares.

"Through ADM Cares, we support programs and organizations like the American Red Cross that help improve the quality of life where we live and operate," said Jennifer Ballinger, manager of the ADM Cares program.

In total, ADM is donating $300,000 to the American Red Cross, which includes $125,000 to local ARC chapters in ADM communities, $100,000 to the ARC International Response Fund and $75,000 to the ARC Disaster Relief Fund.

"Recent flash floods and tornadoes in the Midwest have shown us that disasters can strike at anytime and can wreak devastating damage on homes and families, both at home and abroad," said Neal Litvack, chief development officer, American Red Cross. "The Red Cross is grateful for support from ADM that will help provide immediate emergency relief and other assistance to help people get back on their feet. These contributions, along with the support of the American public, are critical during floods and other disasters in the United States and overseas because they enable the Red Cross to provide help and hope to those in need."

The donation is being made in celebration of ADM's Global Safety Week, which was held in June. ADM facilities around the world observe Global Safety Week each year to sustain the Company's downward trend in incidents and reinforce the belief that "Zero is Possible" when it comes to injuries in the workplace.

"ADM is committed to helping our colleagues, families and neighbors stay safe," said Ballinger. "We support the American Red Cross because they fulfill immediate, vital needs and help keep people safe in communities around the world."