Old Dominion Freight Line amped up its efforts to support the vision of the American Red Cross with a pledge of $250,000 through the Disaster Responder Program in addition to launching the redcross.org/odfl platform to streamline additional donations from its employees and customers. These donations help the nonprofit organization further efforts to respond to more than 62,000 annual natural disasters each year.
“Every day in the face of disasters, the generosity of Disaster Responder members like Old Dominion Freight Line ensures the Red Cross can provide comfort and care to people in their darkest hours,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are extremely grateful for these contributions before disasters strike because it enables us to respond to disasters immediately and compassionately, when help and hope are needed most.”
The American Red Cross reports house fires are the most common type of disaster they respond to annually, topping hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. The funds donated to the organization enable opportunities to educate communities – including Old Dominion’s employees, on disaster preparation and recovery.
“From hurricanes and flooding to wildfires, we’ve seen the impact that the American Red Cross has on our communities. We’re dedicated to helping Red Cross keep their promises by assisting with disaster preparation and response. This partnership will help many communities around the country, communities where our OD Family lives and works every day,” said Chip Overbey, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at Old Dominion Freight Line. “This announcement is a way to formalize the work we’ve done and the work we will continue to do with the American Red Cross. Our goal is to help these communities not only monetarily, but also through our OD Family support.”
Source: Old Dominion Freight Line