In just over four years, a partnership with Circle K Stores, Inc., has raised more than $10 million to help support Red Cross programs and services. In March of 2011, Circle K stores in California, Oregon, and Washington began collecting customer donations to support Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts. These donations, along with proceeds from Circle K’s annual “King of Clubs” golf tournament help the Red Cross respond to local disasters, offer programs for Military members, veterans and their families, and provide preparedness education and awareness efforts which help our communities and families become more resilient and ready to respond during a disaster or other emergency.
Building on its long-standing relationship with the American Red Cross, Disney is helping to strengthen communities by empowering kids and families to prepare for disasters and other emergencies.
The Red Cross and Disney Channel are already making a difference showing kids how easy it is to get prepared, and to involve their friends and community in the disaster preparedness process. Disney Friends for Change – a global initiative that inspires kids and families to make a difference in their communities – also encourages kids to take action, featuring disaster preparedness tools on their website, including a Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book and the Friends for Change interstitial.
Disney also supports the Red Cross Pillowcase Preparedness Program. The program, piloted last year with a $1 million investment from Disney, supports in-school and after-school programs to help third graders and families prepare for disasters.
As a proud Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) member, Disney’s support ensures the Red Cross is ready to immediately respond whenever disaster strikes. Other contributions include the donation of Mickey Mouse plush dolls for kids during disaster-relief operations and hundreds of hours of volunteer service through the Disney VoluntEARS program.
Edison International, through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.
Safety is its highest priority and a constant in everything Edison does. Edison International recognizes that if a large-scale natural disaster hits Southern California, residents will turn to the American Red Cross. For that reason in 2012, Edison joined forces with the American Red Cross and committed $1.5 million to launch PrepareSoCal, a three-year emergency preparedness campaign.
To support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, a team of five Ready When the Time Comes employee volunteers trained by the American Red Cross flew to New York to help provide temporary shelter and meals to displaced families. In addition, Edison International employees donated $40,000 to the American Red Cross, and the company added to the grant for a total of $65,000 for disaster relief.
Learn more about Edison International’s commitment to the community.
As part of Mazda’s commitment to support and improve the communities in which they work and live through the Mazda Drive for Good program, Mazda is the first automotive manufacturer to join the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). In 2015, Mazda increased its annual ADGP contribution through a $1 million cash and vehicle donation, making it Mazda’s largest in-kind vehicle donation ever.
Mazda’s donation helps ensure that the Red Cross has the necessary resources to respond to disasters large and small, helping people whenever and wherever it is needed. Additionally, Mazda is committed to supporting blood drives and disaster preparedness efforts in our communities and providing their employees opportunities to support the Red Cross through volunteer work.
With a long history of supporting the Red Cross mission, Mazda was among the first corporations based in Irvine, California to participate in the Disaster Preparedness Academy, a Red Cross event empowering businesses, schools, nonprofit and civic organizations, and individuals to be better prepared for natural and manmade disasters.
Throughout the years, Mazda has supported the Red Cross in providing assistance during disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, Oklahoma Tornadoes, Colorado Floods and Typhoon Haiyan.
After providing the American Red Cross with assistance during disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, multiple Midwestern winter storms, and Typhoon Haiyan, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is the first American Indian Tribe to join the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program.
Based on a culture of giving, the San Manuel has a long standing partnership with the Red Cross which began after the San Bernardino Mountains Old Fire in 2003. San Manuel assisted the Red Cross in providing relief efforts following the wildfires that burned more than 90,000 acres, and since then the tribe has supported multiple Red Cross international and domestic disaster relief efforts. Additionally, San Manuel helps fund programs that provide preparedness training to members of their local community, specifically seniors and youth.
This partnership exemplifies the positive outcomes possible when non-profits and an American Indian Tribe work together to protect and preserve lives. To learn more about the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, go to: http://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov/.