The American Red Cross is proud to announce a very generous donation from our friends at the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. The foundation’s gift of $1 million will aid Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts in New Jersey and New York.
“Giving back to our communities is important to us, never more than at a time like this,” said Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, president of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. “Our hearts go out to all the victims of this storm, particularly to the families of those who lost their lives.”
"Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction stretches hundreds of miles and has impacted millions of people, and this will be one of the biggest Red Cross relief operations in the past five years," said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the Red Cross. "We are so grateful for the generosity of Enterprise in support of our work."
“With this gift, Enterprise demonstrates how deeply the company cares about the individuals who are suffering as a result of this tragic storm,” said Cindy Erickson, Regional CEO of the Red Cross. “Their million dollar donation will allow the Red Cross to continue its work helping those whose lives are devastated by disaster. It helps us continue to fulfill our mission to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.”
Donations, like this extremely kind one, help the Red Cross send volunteers to help the disaster victims. Right now, 35 volunteers from the Greater St. Louis Region have been deployed to the East Coast. They are spread out among more than 3,300 disaster workers who are working in shelters and mobile kitchens and distributing relief supplies. Last night, about 6,800 people spent the night in nearly 100 Red Cross shelters in nine states.
The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.
About the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region:
Celebrating 95 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 72 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org.
About Enterprise Holdings:
Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates more than 1 million cars and trucks, the largest fleet of passenger vehicles in the world today. Enterprise Holdings is North America’s largest and most comprehensive service provider in the car rental industry, operating the Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands. Other affiliated business lines include Enterprise Commercial Trucks, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Rideshare vanpooling and Enterprise CarShare.