O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., based in North Haven, Connecticut is partnering with the American Red Cross Connecticut through our Ready 365 Giving Program. Ready 365 is a way for organizations to partner with the Red Cross to support our humanitarian mission, and stand with us as we provide lifesaving services to our community. As part of the partnership, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., has contributed $25,000 to the campaign.
“We’re grateful to O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. for this generous gift and for becoming a Ready 365 Giving Program Partner in this region,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Our goal is to educate communities on how to be prepared for and recover from disasters. Mossberg’s partnership is key in helping us accomplish that goal.”
“For O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., the Mossberg Family, and our hundreds of employees, Connecticut is our home.” said Iver Mossberg, CEO, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. “The Ready 365 Giving Program provides a great opportunity for us to do our part to ensure Red Cross has the resources it needs to serve our friends, neighbors and local community.”
Mossberg’s contribution will support American Red Cross emergency preparedness and response services in Connecticut.
“The Red Cross is not only known globally, but is respected here in our backyards of Connecticut. The greater community knows if there is a disaster, the Red Cross will be there.” Bruno said. “Through this campaign, we work proactively to help families be better prepared for disaster like home fires that make up the majority of our local disaster responses.”
Last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 1,000 local disasters in Connecticut and Rhode Island – most of them residential fires. The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will bring Red Cross volunteers into communities to educate residents about fire safety and fire escape planning, as well as to install smoke alarms free of charge.
Through the partnership, Mossberg employees will have the opportunity to volunteer with the Red Cross. Mossberg will also share safety information and tips from the Red Cross during the campaign.
About Ready 365:
Ready 365 Giving Program members are businesses that value the local impact and global reach of the Red Cross; they want to deepen their commitment to our mission; and they are ready to help save lives every day of the year.
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/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.:
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com.