MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it 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 National Preparedness Month (September) 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.
“As an industry leader in outsourced transportation and logistics solutions, safety and preparedness are priorities that we live by everyday at Ryder,” said Robert Sanchez, Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “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.”
Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters down the street, across the country, and around the world including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires. Individuals can help people affected by disasters 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 big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Ryder Charitable Foundation
Established in 1984, the Ryder Charitable Foundation demonstrates community and industry leadership and inspires trust by supporting causes that address needs in communities where Ryder does business in the United States. The Foundation proactively solicits proposals from and awards grants solely to IRS certified, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose goals align with Ryder’s core values in four strategic pillars – Expertise, Innovation, Safety, and Collaboration. The Foundation is funded by operating profits of Ryder System, Inc., (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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