The American Red Cross of Maine recently received a 2012 Chevy Traverse to support service delivery related to Hurricane Sandy and in communities throughout the Pine Tree State.
The gift was part of a larger donation made by Chevrolet after Hurricane Sandy made landfall to help with immediate response and clean-up efforts. .
Chevrolet’s total donation of 50 vehicles included 30 cargo vans, 10 Chevy Traverses, 5 passenger vans, and 5 Chevy Tahoes. After being used to support the Hurricane Sandy response, the vehicles will become a permanent part of the Red Cross vehicle fleet where they will be used for activities such as local disaster response and supporting Red Cross blood drives.
“We are so grateful for GM’s support of the Red Cross and those we serve,” said Patricia Murtagh, CEO of the America Red Cross of Maine. “The Chevy we were so fortunate to receive will not only support our ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, but will also benefit Mainers in need of our services and support.”
“It is in times like these when the backbone of American industry needs to rally to support those affected by Hurricane Sandy as well as those whose lives are turned upside down every day by disaster in Maine,” said Frank Goodwin of Goodwin Chevrolet Mazda. “The Traverse donated today will support the mission of the Red Cross to provide help whenever and wherever the need arises.”
The GM Foundation and the Red Cross have a long history of partnership. The GM Foundation donates $250,000 annually as a member of the Red Cross Disaster Responder program, which builds a reliable funding base for disaster relief services that enables the Red Cross to prepare for the unexpected and respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families impacted by disaster.
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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 or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
About the GM Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, Environment and Energy and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit www.gm.com/gmfoundation.