When disaster strikes, supporting local recovery efforts becomes the top priority. As a result, we at Enterprise know being an engaged corporate citizen makes a real difference in the communities where we do business. That’s why the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation », the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise brand, is donating $1 million annually through the Annual Disaster Giving Program, to help the Red Cross provide shelter, food and emotional support to victims of disaster down the street, across the country and around the world.
This ongoing commitment through ADGP supports the Red Cross’ ability to provide immediate support when people are in need of help. Enterprise’s partnership with the Red Cross provides a reliable funding base for disaster relief services, and enables the organization to respond immediately to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.
Disaster Recovery Support
Enterprise’s support of ADGP complements the company’s ongoing work in the U.S. to provide critical transportation alternatives when tornadoes, wildfires, floods and other natural disasters strike without warning.
With more than 5,500 fully staffed neighborhood and airport branch offices throughout the United States, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is uniquely positioned to seamlessly move vehicles around the country and into affected areas. The extensive Enterprise network also facilitates strategic support » for insurance companies, utility companies and government agencies so they can get the recovery and restoration process underway as quickly as possible. Each Enterprise regional operation has an Emergency Action Plan that focuses on how Enterprise’s branch offices communicate with each other to ensure that the right number and types of vehicles are available where they are needed most.
In addition, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a Mobile Emergency Response Vehicle (MERV) that operates as a portable and state-of-the-art branch office in the event of an emergency in the U.S. or Canada. MERV is equipped with three workstations, five computers and a front counter. It can operate on a generator for more than 120 hours, supporting relief efforts even before local power is restored.