Strategic Local Support
As wildfires rage in northern California, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – is pledging $250,000 in support of the American Red Cross’ efforts to help provide shelter, food, water and supplies for residents in the fire-ravaged areas.
“We are glad to do what we can to support the communities, many of which include our employees, suffering from the damage caused by these fires,” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, senior vice president and executive director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation. “Every time there is a natural disaster, the Red Cross works tirelessly to help those in need.”
Enterprise has worked with the Red Cross globally for more than 30 years, including an annual multi-million-dollar commitment by the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP).
Contributions to ADGP provide a reliable funding base for disaster relief services, enabling the Red Cross to respond immediately to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income. In fact, last year alone, Enterprise provided a total of more than $3 million in disaster recovery support during a very active hurricane season.
In addition to providing aid to nonprofits specializing in disaster relief, Enterprise Holdings Inc., which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as well as the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, serves a unique role in providing local transportation alternatives when hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods, hailstorms, and other natural disasters strike.