Imperial Tobacco and its premium cigar division Tabacalera USA and their affiliates announced they are donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane related assistance in Houston, Texas and other affected areas.

“We have been touched by the devastation, loss of life and disruption this natural disaster has wrought on Houstonians and many other Texans,” said ITG Brands CEO David Taylor.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with all who live and work in all areas affected by this disaster, especially for our own employees and trading partners in Texas and elsewhere.”

Head of Tabacalera USA, Javier Estades added, “We know that the American Red Cross is working tirelessly to help those in need, and we are pleased to provide financial support.”

Tabacalera USA’s divisions include Altadis U.S.A., Casa de Montecristo (with four cigar lounges in Houston), and JR Cigar.