On Thursday, June 11, Groove Mazda in Denver presented two CX-9 vehicles to the American Red Cross of Colorado. The Red Cross will use the vehicles to deliver emergency services and supplies to families affected by disasters, as well as to travel to local communities to help residents prepare for disasters and emergencies.
As part of Mazda’s 2015 Drive for Good Campaign, Mazda North American Operations (Mazda), headquartered in Irvine, California, increased its annual contribution to the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and is now the first U.S. automotive manufacturer to join as a $1 million member of the giving program through a cash and vehicle donation. Mazda’s vehicle donation is the company’s largest in-kind vehicle donation ever.
Red Cross ADGP members pledge donations on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters, to help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.
Based on a long-standing partnership with the Red Cross, Mazda is supplying 18 of its most functional vehicles to Red Cross chapters across the nation to deliver emergency supplies and services to families affected by disasters and other emergencies. Of the 18 donated vehicles, nine are 2015 Mazda CX-9 three-row crossover SUVs that seat seven passengers and provide up to 100.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, as well as nine 2015 Mazda5 multi-activity vehicles that offer up to 44.4 cubic feet of cargo space and seating for six.
People can join ADGP members in supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief and help provide food, shelter, emotional support and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make a donation.
Read more about the Mazda donation and the ADGP program here: http://www.redcross.org/news/press-release/Mazda-Contribution-to-Annual-Disaster-Giving-Program-Recognized.