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Ryder Honored for $1 Million Pledge to the Red Cross Disaster Program

September 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Ryder Honored for $1 Million Pledge to the Red Cross Disaster Program

Ryder System Inc., has been recognized by the American Red Cross for supporting the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP).

Ryder is also mobilizing its employees across North America to participate in this month’s National Preparedness Month as the company leverages this opportunity to promote and increase awareness around the importance of safety and disaster preparedness.

As an ADGP member, Ryder joins a group of industry leading companies that have pledged a minimum of $1 million in cash, goods, or services over a two-year period.

Robert Sanchez, Ryder’s chairman and chief executive officer, said, “This new $1 million pledge follows Ryder’s long history of supporting the American Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts, bringing our total commitment to more than $3 million in cash donations and other transportation and logistics related services since 2009.

“Ryder’s contribution to the Red Cross’ disaster giving program and our participation during National Preparedness Month were driven by our employees’ desire to give back and make a meaningful difference.”

As an ADGP member, Ryder pledges its donations on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters, to ensure the Red Cross can respond immediately to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes. 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 and the general public.

“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 Ryder and other ADGP companies and foundations, the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of people affected by disasters whenever and wherever they strike.”