National accessories retailer Camping World recently gave over $15,000 to the American Red Cross, earmarked for disaster relief.
Donations collected from consumers at the company’s 41 retail stores from Nov. 22 to Jan. 6. were matched by Bowling Green, Ky.-based Camping World, resulting in a check for the Red Cross of $15,710.
“What began as a program to boost the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in general, especially in light of the many disastrous hurricanes in the US in 2004, soon took on a sense of urgency,” said Mark Boggess, president of Camping World. “In the wake of the Tsunami disaster and resulting relief effort, it is fortunate that our customer and corporate donations will potentially go to support these efforts,”
The American Red Cross responds to more than 67,000 disasters every year, dealing with fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and more. The Disaster Relief Fund is made up entirely of donations from the public.