Local Loudoun Business Makes Big Impact Through American Red Cross
By Erwin Stierle, Executive Director, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, VA
The Fall of 2017 was a big, destructive season for hurricanes. In fact, three of the five costliest hurricanes in U.S. history – Harvey, Irma, and Maria – hit the U.S. within weeks of each other. Bob Reiver, owner of Dulles Golf and Sports Park in Dulles, VA, was astonished at the level of destruction these hurricanes levied on so many, leaving thousands homeless across Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Unfortunately, many didn’t survive.
Bob knew, like most, that the Red Cross responds during times of major disaster, by reconnecting families, serving millions of meals and snacks, distributing millions of relief items, delivering mental health services, and providing shelter to thousands. However, in order for us to respond in these ways and times of need, we need resources like vehicles, supplies, food, water, people and transportation of people. This can only be achieved through the generosity of donors. Bob and his Managing Partner, Andy Stromberg, agreed to donate 20% of the gross sales during September and October of 2017 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief from their miniature golf course, driving range, batting cages, and gemstone panning to benefit the hurricane victims. This resulted in a donation of $21,814.