Mayo Clinic is helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey through a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross. Mayo Clinic has requested that the funds go directly to relief efforts for those affected by the recent storm.

 A statement by Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo's president and CEO, stresses “Mayo Clinic has a long history of responding in times of crisis. Hurricane Harvey has had profound impact on so many. The hearts of our entire staff go out to all of those affected.”  Mayo Clinic directed its relief contribution to the American Red Cross based on its expertise in emergency response and on-the-ground humanitarian aid, which will directly help those who need it most.