CSX Donates $50,000 to Restoration Fund for Key Bridge in Baltimore

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after a containership ran into it in Baltimore, Md., on March 26.
Photo courtesy of Hartford County Md. Fire & EMS via Facebook

JACKSONVILLE: CSX announced this week that it is donating $50,000 to the restoration fund for the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

The railroad reported in a press release that “In a gesture of solidarity and support for the community, CSX announced a donation of $50,000 to the Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Key Bridge Fund through the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF). The fund, established by BCF, serves as a secure platform for Baltimore residents and supporters to contribute towards the recovery and resilience of the city following the tragic March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.”

“Joe Hinrichs, CSX president and chief executive officer, highlighted the company’s deep connection to the Maryland region, which spans nearly two centuries. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by this tragedy. As we navigate these challenging times, CSX remains committed to assisting our neighbors throughout this community on their path to recovery.’

“The Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Key Bridge Fund plays an important role in facilitating community initiatives focused on healing, response, and honoring those affected. By directing resources and efforts towards this fund, individuals have the opportunity to actively support families, port workers, first responders, small businesses and communities affected by the Key Bridge tragedy.

“As Baltimore progresses on its journey of recovery and resilience, the contribution from CSX and other compassionate donors to the Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Key Bridge Fund shines brightly as a symbol of hope and solidarity. Together, through unity and generosity, the city can emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before.”

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