Pledge of Ongoing Support Enables Red Cross
American Red Cross Recognizes Cox Automotive for Contribution to Disaster Responder Program
Wednesday February 17, 2016
ATLANTA, February 17, 2016 — The American Red Cross today recognized Cox Automotive™, which provides digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for the automotive industry, for supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief through the Disaster Responder Program.
Members of the Disaster Responder Program pledge donations of time, money or in-kind services on an ongoing basis, to ensure the Red Cross can respond immediately to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes—from wildfires to home fires. Red Cross services are provided to those in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income through the generosity of Red Cross donors.
“The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of our volunteers, donors and partners to fulfill our lifesaving mission,” said American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern. “Thanks to the support of Cox Automotive and other Disaster Responder Program members, the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of people affected by disasters whenever and wherever they strike.”
Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters down the street, across the country and around the world including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and wildfires.
“Today, our teams across North America are involved with the American Red Cross and are making differences in their local communities. They support blood drives, disaster relief efforts, veterans and their families, and are taking certification classes in first aid and CPR,” said Janet Barnard, president, Manheim North America. “With this longstanding relationship and Cox’s history of community service, we’ll have even more opportunities to help at the local and national levels across Cox Automotive.”
Ongoing financial support from members of the Disaster Responder Program helps create a reliable funding base for disaster relief services, providing food, shelter, emotional support and other essential assistance. “Money donated by the public and members of our Disaster Responder Program is essential to our ability to assist disaster survivors and support the first responders and volunteers who work tirelessly at the scene of a disaster,” said Don Herring, Red Cross chief development officer.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 55,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
American Red Cross
Katie Comer Ashley, Major Gift Officer
T (404) 575-3174