ST. LOUIS, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced that it has joined the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP), a select group of leading corporations that provide the highest level of support to Red Cross preparedness and relief efforts.
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise brand, will donate $1 million annually through ADGP, helping the Red Cross provide shelter, food and emotional support to victims of natural and man-made disasters. In addition, the Foundation is donating $50,000 specifically to support relief efforts for those impacted by the earthquake in Nepal.
“As a global company, we know being an engaged corporate citizen makes a real difference in the communities where we do business,” said Carolyn Kindle, vice president and executive director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation. “Our ongoing commitment through the Annual Disaster Giving Program supports the Red Cross’ ability to provide immediate support when people are in need of help.”
Enterprise’s partnership with the Red Cross provides a reliable funding base for disaster relief services, enabling the organization to respond immediately to meet the needs of those affected by domestic and international disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.
“The generous donations from Annual Disaster Giving Program members help the Red Cross assist disaster survivors and support volunteers who work tirelessly at the disaster scene,” said Neal Litvack, Red Cross chief development officer. “All money donated by the program members and by the general public is essential to our ability to fulfill the mission of the Red Cross.”
Disaster Recovery Support
Enterprise’s support of ADGP complements the company’s ongoing work to provide critical transportation alternatives when tornadoes, wildfires, floods and other natural disasters strike without warning.
With more than 5,500 fully staffed neighborhood and airport branch offices throughout the United States, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is uniquely positioned to seamlessly move vehicles around the country and into affected areas. The extensive Enterprise network also facilitates strategic support for insurance companies, utility companies and government agencies so they can get the recovery and restoration process underway as quickly as possible.
In addition, each Enterprise regional operation has an Emergency Action Plan that focuses on how Enterprise’s branch offices communicate with each other to ensure that the right number and types of vehicles are available where they are needed most.
These emergency-preparedness efforts have been widely recognized. For example, both the National League of Cities and New YorkGov. Cuomo’s office have noted Enterprise’s leadership in disaster recovery efforts. Government Executive magazine likewise recognized Enterprise in its “Crisis Management: Storm Surge” article highlighting the company’s work to assist emergency responders during Superstorm Sandy.
About Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, which is part of the world’s largest car rental provider – as measured by revenue, fleet and employees.
About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Founded in 1957, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand known for an extensive network of locations, affordable rates and outstanding customer service. With more than 5,500 fully staffed airport and neighborhood offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is ideally positioned to provide replacement rentals to customers of collision repair centers and insurance companies throughout the country. In addition, Enterprise Rent-A-Car not only offers short-term vehicle rentals for weekend getaways and special occasions, but also provides local transportation alternatives and Virtual Car®options. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental and Zimride by Enterprise. In addition, when severe weather strikes, the extensive Enterprise network plays an integral role in mobilizing local disaster recovery efforts of insurance providers, emergency response organizations and repair shops.