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Ryder and Employees Pull Together $100,000 For Haiti

February 05, 2010

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Ryder System, Inc. and the Ryder Charitable Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in Haiti.
Ryder employees around the country donated $42,000 to the campaign, while the Ryder Charitable Foundation matched with another $58,000 donation.

This new financial support is in addition to the three-year, $1 million commitment made in 2009 by the Ryder Charitable Foundation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Following the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, Ryder launched a national employee giving campaign, including a dedicated online donation portal on the company's web site. Employees were also able to make cash and check donations through the company's Public Affairs office at its Miami headquarters.

Ryder has also contributed in kind services through the discounted provision of Ryder vehicles to various non-profit organizations in support of the relief effort, including providing refrigerated and other vehicles in South Florida for staging goods en route to Haiti.

"The outpouring of support by Ryder employees, following this tragedy, has been significant and heartwarming," said Greg Swienton, Ryder chairman and CEO. "We recognize that the recovery for Haiti and its survivors is expected to be long and difficult, and we will also continue to keep the victims of this disaster in our thoughts and prayers."

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