The American Red Cross has recognized Old Dominion Freight Line for supporting the Red Cross Disaster Relief program with an annual pledge of $250,000 through the Disaster Responder Program.
The money pledged to the Disaster Responder Program helps train volunteers and fund the Red Cross infrastructure, technology and critical resources necessary to provide relief and support to those in crisis. Member contributions, which include donations from employees and customers, allow the Red Cross to respond to disasters, help families recover and prepare people for future emergencies.
“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.”
As part of the Disaster Responder Program, Old Dominion has launched redcross.org/odfl as a platform to channel employee and customer donations to the Red Cross. Old Dominion will also leverage Red Cross assets to help its more than 22,000 employees better prepare for disasters.
Each year, the Red Cross responds to more than 62,000 disasters across the country that include hurricanes, flooding, and fires. Contributions from Disaster Responder members enable the Red Cross to provide services to people in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income.
“From hurricanes and flooding to wildfires, we’ve seen the impact that the American Red Cross has on our communities,” said Chip Overbey, senior vice president of strategic planning at Old Dominion Freight Line. “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.”
Individuals can help people affected by disasters big and small by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations to Disaster Relief enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. Visit redcross.org/odfl, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.