Pledges from members of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) have now surpassed $2.1 million to support the American Red Cross. Donations from this campaign will help fund Red Cross response, relief, recovery, and preparedness efforts to help people affected by the 2013 Colorado floods as well as other disasters.
In response to the devastation of the Colorado floods, COGA President and CEO Tisha Conoly Schuller launched a challenge to COGA members to donate to the Red Cross, and members rose to the challenge. So far the group has raised $1,168,000 for the Colorado Floods and $1,005,000 for Red Cross Disaster Relief and other designations. These funds help ensure delivery of Red Cross services in Colorado and across the country.
“Thousands of Coloradans have been hurt by the historic floods in Colorado, and other Americans have suffered due to disasters across our nation,” Schuller said. “We know there is a tremendous amount of work to do with much more left and I am proud to be a part of an industry that generously contributes in support of these efforts.”
Schuller and her family were evacuated from their home in Boulder County during the September floods and she experienced firsthand how the Red Cross strives to meet physical, emotional and logistical needs following a disaster.
“The oil and gas industry leads all other industries in helping us respond to the needs of our neighbors,” said Gino Greco, CEO of the American Red Cross of Colorado. “We are so grateful for their collective contributions to help people when they need it most.”
To date, gifts from organizations in the energy, oil, and gas industry have been generously pledged by the following companies:
Founded in 1984, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s (COGA) mission is to foster and promote the beneficial, efficient, responsible and environmentally sound development, production and use of Colorado oil and natural gas. COGA is a nationally recognized trade association that aggressively promotes the expansion of Rocky Mountain natural gas markets, supply, and transportation infrastructure through its growing and diverse membership. For more information, please visit coga.org or visit us on Twitter @ColoradoOilGas.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/colorado or follow us on Twitter at @redcross or @redcrossdenver.