Red Cross Recognizes The Ball Foundation for Contribution

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Thanks to this support, the Red Cross can immediately respond to help people impacted by disaster.

The American Red Cross today recognized The Ball Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ball Corporation, headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Disaster Responder Program.

Members of the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program 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.

“Thanks to the support of Ball and other companies and foundations, the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs  of people  impacted by disaster in the United States,” said Gino Greco, CEO of the American Red Cross of Colorado. “Members of this program generously help create a reliable funding base for disaster relief services, providing food, shelter, emotional support and other essential assistance to disaster victims.”

“The Ball Foundation has proudly supported the disaster relief efforts of the Red Cross many years," said Kathleen Pitre, executive director, The Ball Foundation. “We are honored to deepen our relationship with the Red Cross and to help our communities to prepare for and recover from disasters.”

“The generous donations from Disaster Responder Program members help the Red Cross assist disaster survivors and support volunteers who work tirelessly at the disaster scene,” said Neal Litvack, Red Cross chief development officer. “All money donated by the program members and by the general public is essential to our ability to fulfill the mission of the Red Cross.”

Other members of the Disaster Responder Program include major leading companies such as Alcoa Foundation and Alcoa Fastening Systems; AstraZeneca; AXA Foundation; Delta Air Lines; Farmers Insurance; Ford Motor Company; General Motors Foundation; H&M; H&R Block; Ingersoll Rand Foundation; Morgan Stanley; New Balance Foundation; Northwestern Mutual and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation; Procter & Gamble Company; PuroClean; Residence Inn by Marriott; Ryder Charitable Foundation; Starbucks Coffee Company and Starbucks Foundation; Sunoco; UBS Americas; US Bank; Wawa; and Western Union Foundation.

People can join the Disaster Responder Program 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.