AFL Supports American Red Cross with $17K Grant for Southeastern Flooding

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer and service provider, presented a $17,000 grant to the American Red Cross of the Palmetto SC Region to support those affected by the October flooding in the Carolinas. The grant was made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program and AFL associates. For every $1 donated to the American Red Cross by associates, AFL supplemented their donation with $2, resulting in the $17,000 donation.
“The flooding that took place in the Carolinas impacted thousands of South Carolina citizens, displacing families, ruining homes and killing individuals,” commented Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “AFL associates proved to be generous again in a great time of need.”
Torrential rain from a front system combined with the outer band from Hurricane Joaquin dumped over 20 inches of rain in some areas of the state. South Carolina was in a national scale disaster relief effort and recovery for most of the month. The Red Cross response in South Carolina included serving more than 154,000 meals and snacks, providing more than 4,500 overnight shelter stays and distributing more than 181,000 relief items.

AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program that provides grants, sponsorships, employee engagement projects, disaster relief and more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager