Ongoing Support Enables the Red Cross to Prepare for and Respond to Disasters
Broomfield, CO, Friday, May 8, 2020 — Today the American Red Cross recognizes The Ball Foundation for its longtime support of Red Cross disaster relief around the world.
The Ball Foundation, headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, has pledged $250,000 to support the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program. Through this support, Ball is providing reliable funding in advance of disasters to enable immediate response across the U.S. when disaster strikes so that communities are safer and more sustainable over the long-term. Forward-thinking contributions from Disaster Responder Program members like Ball also ensured the Red Cross had the means to be ready to quickly pivot operations in the face of the coronavirus, creating new protocols to help keep local communities and our workforce safe in this rapidly developing environment.
Since 2017, Ball has contributed more than $2.5 million in cash and in-kind donations to the American Red Cross, and the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies Disaster Relief Emergency Fund, which enables IFRC and Red Crescent Societies to provide immediate financial support to national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies when requested following disasters. Ball also has partnered with several customers to donate millions of cans of clean drinking water for disaster relief victims in North America.
“Every day, people across the country and around the world turn to the Red Cross for help in the face of emergencies,” said Koby Langley, senior vice president, International Services at the American Red Cross. “We are deeply grateful for the generous contributions made each year by The Ball Foundation, which power us with the critical resources necessary to prepare for and respond to disasters immediately, when help and hope are needed most.”
“Ball Corporation is proud to partner with the American Red Cross and IFRC to provide international relief to communities around the world,” says Chris Chavez, executive director of The Ball Foundation. “Now more than ever, we are proud to work with Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, to make a difference in the lives of those affected by emergencies.”
Each year, the Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters across the country, including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and wildfires. For more information about disaster preparedness, visit redcross.org/prepare, or download the Red Cross mobile app for help before, during or after a disaster.
Red Cross services are provided to people in need of assistance at no cost, and regardless of income through the generosity of Red Cross donors. Individuals can help people affected by disasters by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations to Disaster Relief enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About Ball Corporation:
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 18,300 people worldwide and reported 2019 net sales of $11.5 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
American Red Cross Contact:
Andrea Carlson, Communications Officer
Ball Foundation Contact:
Renee Robinson, Director, Corporate Communications
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.