ATLANTA –As a result of the exceptional fundraising results by Manheim Statesville and Manheim Seattle in the “Race to Give” program last year, Remarketing by Element donated an emergency response vehicle on each location’s behalf to their local Red Cross chapters. These vehicles will expand the organization’s emergency response fleet, which is used to deliver supplies and services to those impacted by disasters.
On behalf of Manheim Statesville, Remarketing by Element is donating a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu to the Red Cross’ Greater Carolinas Region while donating a 2015 Ford Escape to the Northwest Region on behalf of Manheim Seattle.
Remarketing by Element teamed up with Manheim last year on the nationwide promotion to recognize wholesale auto auction operators for outstanding community relations activities.
“Emergency response vehicles are essential to Red Cross disaster relief operations,” said Angela Broome Powley, regional CEO, American Red Cross. “They enable volunteers to travel to affected areas, deliver much-needed supplies and offer comfort to our neighbors.”
Nationwide, the American Red Cross responds to an average of nearly 64,000 disasters -- that’s one every eight minutes -- every year, including mudslides, wildfires, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, home fires and more. It provides food and water, shelter, emotional support and other essential assistance.
“Our team has a history of rallying around causes that can help improve the lives of those in our community, and it was heartening to see how they pulled out all the stops to support this important effort,” said, Ellie Johnson, general manager, Manheim Statesville. “Knowing that we have a hand in helping the Red Cross get supplies and assistance to people in need is something we will cherish.”
Greg Milam, general manager at Manheim Seattle, added, “Going beyond Manheim’s corporate partnership with the American Red Cross, our more than 200 team members know it’s important to support individuals and families in our own backyard. This vehicle donation demonstrates our commitment to the community where we work and live.”
For the “Race to Give” program, Manheim locations across the country held several fundraising activities in a friendly competition, with the winners earning the honor of donating a vehicle, which was provided by Remarketing by Element. Manheim Statesville supported the Red Cross with a blood drive, hurricane relief fundraiser and donations of winter survival kits, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and school supplies distributed to students at 40 Iredell-Statesville schools. Manheim Seattle held its sixth annual volunteer-driven charity auction with items provided by employees, vendors and clients. The event raised over $32,000 for the Northwest Regional Headquarters of the American Red Cross.
“We often think of the Red Cross on a national scale, but their hyperlocal response helps individual and families in our local communities every day,” said Paul Seger, vice president of asset remarketing at Element Fleet Management. “The Red Cross often does what no other organization can—and we’re honored to team up with Manheim to support this amazing organization.”
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, visit redcross.orgor cruzrojaamericana.org.
About Element Fleet Management Corp.
Element Fleet Management (TSX: EFN) is a leading global fleet management company, providing world-class management services and financing for commercial vehicle and equipment fleets. Element's suite of fleet management services spans the total fleet lifecycle, from acquisition and financing to program management and remarketing – helping customers optimize performance and improve productivity. For more information, visit Elementfleet.com.
About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim® is North America's leading provider of end-to-end wholesale solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits in their used vehicle operations. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for inventory management, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. With its omni-channel approach, Manheim Marketplace enables wholesale vehicle clients more efficient ways to connect and transact business how and when they want. Approximately 18,000 team members help Manheim offer 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing nearly $58 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.